Of 13 paired coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) isolates recovered from cultures of paired blood specimens obtained simultaneously from peripheral sites from neonates with clinical sepsis, 12 were identical species with identical genotypes. Isolation of CoNS in cultures of 2 blood samples obtained simultaneously from separate sites in neonates usually represents true infection.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)