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LP19642-5Staphylococcus spActive

Description

LP19642-5   Staphylococcus sp
Staphylococci, members of the family Micrococcaceae, are Gram-positive cocci that grow in irregular grape-like clusters. Traditionally, Staphylococci are divided into two groups: coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS). The coagulase-positive group includes the well-known pathogen S. aureus, whereas the coagulase-negative group includes a number of species that are known commensals on skin. It is clear that even the CoNS are true pathogens, especially in patients with indwelling devices, and given their prevalence, are common causes of bacteremia. S. aureus is known for causing a number of superficial skin infections (boils, furuncles, impetigo, etc), but it can also cause more serious infections, especially in immunosuppressed patients including pneumonia, deep abscesses, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, and meningitis. Multiple antibiotic resistance is increasingly common in both S. aureus and CoNS, with the emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) able to reach epidemic levels. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8448/] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Basic Part Properties

Name
Staphylococcus sp
Type
Component
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Staphylococcus

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zh-CNChinese (China)
葡萄球菌
Synonyms: 葡萄球菌属
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Staphylococcus sp.
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Staphylococcus sp
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Staphylococcus sp
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Staphylococcus sp
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Staphylococcus sp
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Staphylococcus sp
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Staphylococcus sp
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Staphylococcus sp