(bacterium incl. MRSE)
Staphylococcus epidermidis is an aerobic, spherical, Gram-positive bacterium in the Staphylococcaceae family. In immunocompromised hospitalised patients, the bacterium may trigger catheter-associated sepsis and endocarditis respectively.
Staphylococcus epidermidis are extensively resistant to antibiotics, particularly to penicillin and methicillin (MRSE = Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis).
The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.
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