Speciation of coagulase negative staphylococcus causing bacterial keratitis

Manikandan, P.; Bhaskar, M.; Revathy, R.; John, Rajesh K.; Narendran, Kalpana; Narendran, V.
March 2005
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Mar2005, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p59
Academic Journal
journal article
Thirty-five coagulase negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) cultured from corneal ulcer were speciated and antibiotic sensitivity tested. S epidermidis was the commonest isolate and it was sensitive to ampicillin and vancomycin.


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