coagulase

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coagulase

[kō′ag·yə‚lās]
(biochemistry)
Any enzyme that causes coagulation of blood plasma.
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These patients had positive cultures for coagulase-negative staphylococci, P.
aureus (SA; n = 452), coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS; n = 49), and beta-hemolytic streptococci (BHS; n = 90) isolates were collected from nine sites across Europe during 2011.
Interestingly, the predominant organisms cultured in all the above studies were coagulase-negative staphylococci.
After 2 months, the patient had neutropenia and coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia and was treated with IV vancomycin and levofloxacin for 2 weeks.
Coagulase-negative staphylococci have long been regarded as non-pathogenic, but in a recent study their role as important pathogens is recognised.
Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus xylosus was found in all the abattoirs except Abattoir C and has been reported to be associated with the teat skin of various domestic and wild animals (Shimizu et al.
When plates were heavily overgrown with common skin contaminants such as [alpha]hemolytic Streptococcus and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, further identification was not accomplished.
We have shown that there's an association between coagulase-negative staphylococci growing between the membranes and the outcome of cerebral palsy," he said (Lancet 354 [9193]:1875-76, 1999).
The skin is a significant source of potentially infectious microorganisms such as staphylococci aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci, which are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics and account for more than a third of all surgical wound infections(ii).
Over a 12-month period (April 2008-March 2009), we consecutively collected positive bacterial blood culture isolates (other than coagulase-negative staphylococci) from each of the 9 hospitals.
To complicate issues in the laboratory, over 30% of positive blood cultures are due to contamination with coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CNS) that are commonly found on the skin.