Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

Clinical Microbiology: Open Access
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John-Ugwuanya A Grace

John-Ugwuanya A Grace

Zaria, Kaduna

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    A Systematic Review of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci in Neonatal Sepsis
    Author(s): John-Ugwuanya A Grace and Stephen K ObaroJohn-Ugwuanya A Grace and Stephen K Obaro

    We sought to analyze the prevalence of neonatal sepsis based on eight selected articles published in 2016 and 2017 with details on the demographics, bacteria distribution, risk factors, antibacterial susceptibility and the rising isolation of Coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS) among other bacteria isolates. Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis (EONS) was prevalent in most of the studies than Late-Onset Neonatal Sepsis (LONS). The rate of CoNS isolation in neonatal blood cultures was significantly high with varying mortality, morbidity and methicillin-resistant CoNS observed. However, CoNS is still considered as a contaminant when the clinical course is not consistent with sepsis. The predominant species were Staphylococcus epidermidis, S. haemolyticus, S. hominis and S. capitis, which were being regarded as conditional pathogens or contaminants. Sta.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2327-5073.1000326

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