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Infrequency of slime production by urinary isolates of Staphylococcus saprophyticus

Riley, T.V. and Schneider, P.F. (1992) Infrequency of slime production by urinary isolates of Staphylococcus saprophyticus. Journal of Infection, 24 (1). pp. 63-66.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0163-4453(92)91010-9
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Abstract

The production of slime by 130 urinary isolates of Staphylococcus saprophyticus, cultured from symptomatic females in the general community, was tested by growing them on Congo red agar. Fourteen of 130 strains (11%) were found to produce slime, 112 strains (86%) did not produce any detectable slime, while four strains (3%) gave an indeterminate result. Slime production does not appear to be an important virulence factor of S. saprophyticus causing urinary tract infection in females of childbearing age.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Ltd
Copyright: © 1992 The British Society for the Study of Infection
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35451
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