Analysis of enteric coagulase-negative staphylococci from neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1989 Mar;8(3):140-2.


We investigated the possible role of coagulase-negative staphylococci in necrotizing enterocolitis. Stool coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from neonates during an outbreak of rotavirus-associated necrotizing enterocolitis were analyzed by a variety of techniques, including speciation, semiquantitative culturing, antimicrobial susceptibility, plasmid profiling and cytotoxicity assays. No differences were observed between the coagulase-negative staphylococci of symptomatic babies and those of asymptomatic controls.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Coagulase / analysis*
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / microbiology*
  • Feces / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Sepsis / microbiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcus / isolation & purification


  • Coagulase