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1

True or False
Staphylococcus epidermidis is not part of the normal flora

False

2

True or False
Staphylococcus epidermidis is the most common coagulase negative staphylococcus (CNS)

True

3

Staphylococcus epidermidis causes what type of infections?

Bloodstream infections (Bacteremia)
Endocarditis in seriously ill patients
2nd most frequently recovered pathogen from blood culture.

4

Staphylococcus epidermidis infrequently causes this type of infection?

Wound/incision infections

5

What are two characteristics of Staphylococcus saprophyticus?

One of the coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS)
Causes UTI in women of child-bearing age- second most frequent cause.