Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Prevalence of Aap, Fbe, Bhp in Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus Epidermidis

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Prevalence of Aap, Fbe, Bhp in Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus Epidermidis

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Background: Staphylococcus epidermidis surface components are able to establish bacteria on the host surface, biofilm formation and cause infection. The frequency of aap, fbe, bhp in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis were investi- gated in this study.

Methods: 59 S. epidermidis isolates were collected, from blood (50), wound (1), urine (4), and tracheal (4) samples between September 2010 and September 2010 from three different hospitals, Tehran, Iran. S. epidermidis isolates were identified with conventional bacteriological tests. Virulence-associated genes were detected by specific PCRs.

Results: Of the 59 S. epidermidis, fbe was found in 89.8%, while aap and bhp were observed in 64.4% and 15.3% re- spectively. …

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