Analysis of enteric coagulase-negative staphylococci from neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis.

Journal Article

We investigated the possible role of coagulase-negative staphylococci in necrotizing enterocolitis. Stool coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from neonates during an outbreak of rotavirus-associated necrotizing enterocolitis were analyzed by a variety of techniques, including speciation, semiquantitative culturing, antimicrobial susceptibility, plasmid profiling and cytotoxicity assays. No differences were observed between the coagulase-negative staphylococci of symptomatic babies and those of asymptomatic controls.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rotbart, HA; Johnson, ZT; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • March 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 140 - 142

PubMed ID

  • 2652085

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-3668

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States