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==Coagulase-Positive==
 
==Coagulase-Positive==
The main [[coagulase]]-positive staphylococcus is ''[[Staphylococcus aureus]]'', although not all strains of ''Staphylococcus aureus'' are coagulase positive.
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The main coagulase-positive staphylococcus is ''[[Staphylococcus aureus]]'', although not all strains of ''Staphylococcus aureus'' are coagulase positive.
 
*Staph. aureus [[MSSA]]
 
*Staph. aureus [[MSSA]]
 
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==Coagulase-Negative==
 
==Coagulase-Negative==
* ''[[Staphylococcus epidermidis|S. epidermidis]]'' is a commensal of the skin, but can cause severe infections in immunosuppression|immune-suppressed patients and those with central lines.
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*''[[Staphylococcus epidermidis|S. epidermidis]]'' is a commensal of the skin, but can cause severe infections in immunosuppression|immune-suppressed patients and those with central lines.
  
* ''[[Staphylococcus saprophyticus|S. saprophyticus]]'' is part of the normal [[vaginal flora]], is predominantly implicated in urinary tract (e.g. [[UTI]], [[pyelonephritis]]) infections.
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*''[[Staphylococcus saprophyticus|S. saprophyticus]]'' is part of the normal vaginal flora, is predominantly implicated in urinary tract (e.g. [[UTI]], [[pyelonephritis]]) infections.
  
* Rarely ''[[Staphylococcus lugdunensis|S. lugdunensis]]'', ''[[Staphylococcus schleiferi|S. schleiferi]]'', and ''[[Staphylococcus caprae|S. caprae]]''.
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*''Staphylococcus hominis''
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*Rarely ''[[Staphylococcus lugdunensis|S. lugdunensis]]'', ''[[Staphylococcus schleiferi|S. schleiferi]]'', and ''[[Staphylococcus caprae|S. caprae]]'' cause infection.
  
 
==Table Overview==
 
==Table Overview==

Latest revision as of 20:12, 15 October 2017

Background

Staphylococcus is a Gram-positive bacteria which includes several species that can cause a wide variety of infections through infection or the production of toxins.

Coagulase-Positive

The main coagulase-positive staphylococcus is Staphylococcus aureus, although not all strains of Staphylococcus aureus are coagulase positive.

Coagulase-Negative

  • S. epidermidis is a commensal of the skin, but can cause severe infections in immunosuppression|immune-suppressed patients and those with central lines.
  • Staphylococcus hominis

Table Overview

See Also