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Genetic population structure of coagulase-negative staphylococci associated with carriage and disease in preterm infants.

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Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are a leading cause of sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting. To evaluate the hypothesis that isolates of CoNS associated with disease belong to hypervirulent clones, as opposed to being drawn randomly from the neonatal unit carriage flora, we conducted a prospective, case-controlled study in a busy NICU. Using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), we compared the population structures of CoNS isolates associated with bacteremia w...

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10.1086/323338

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de Silva, GD More by this author
Justice, A More by this author
Wilkinson, AR More by this author
Buttery, J More by this author
Herbert, M More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
33
Issue:
9
Pages:
1520-1528
Publication date:
2001-11-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:cb5929ea-8a95-4f61-93f5-5d90eb35f540
Source identifiers:
23496
Local pid:
pubs:23496

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