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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.
 
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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.

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