Mark E. Rupp, Author at Rheumatology Advisor

Mark E. Rupp

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Coagulase negative Staphylococci

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification There are more than 45 recognized species of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS). CoNS are gram-positive cocci that divide in irregular “grape-like” clusters and are differentiated from S. aureus by their inability to produce coagulase and coagulate rabbit plasma. Species of CoNS that have important traits…

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