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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45--46

Species distribution and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from various clinical specimens

U Mohan, N Jindal, P Aggarwal 
 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab, India

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N Jindal
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Amritsar - 143 001, Punjab
India

A study of 192 strains of Coagulase negative staphylococcus (CONS) showed that Staphylococcus epidermidis was the most common species, 158 (82.29%) isolated from all clinical specimens followed by S. saprophyticus (30, 15.62%) isolated mainly from urine. Slime production was exhibited by 77 (48.7%) strains of S. epidermidis and 8 (26.6%) of S. saprophyticus and the difference in the slime producing activity was statistically significant (p<0.005). Antibiotic susceptibility testing against 15 commonly used antibiotics showed multidrug resistance with more than 90% resistance to penicillin, more than 50% to cephalexin and ciprofloxacin and more than 20% to methicillin, thus, highlighting the importance of species identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing for clinical isolates of CONS.

How to cite this article:
Mohan U, Jindal N, Aggarwal P. Species distribution and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from various clinical specimens.Indian J Med Microbiol 2002;20:45-46

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Mohan U, Jindal N, Aggarwal P. Species distribution and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from various clinical specimens. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];20:45-46
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