Early-onset sepsis with Staphylococcus auricularis in an extremely low-birth weight infant - an uncommon pathogen

J Perinatol. 2007 Aug;27(8):519-20. doi: 10.1038/sj.jp.7211773.

Abstract

Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are often dismissed as a contaminant of blood cultures and are rarely considered as an etiology of perinatally acquired infections. We describe a case of early-onset sepsis with Staphylococcus auricularis in an extremely low-birth weight infant.

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Coagulase
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / microbiology*
  • Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Sepsis / epidemiology
  • Sepsis / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis

Substances

  • Coagulase