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Coagulase-negative staphylococci causing endocarditis after cardiac surgery
  1. D. C. E. Speller,
  2. R. G. Mitchell
  1. Gibson Laboratories, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
  2. Department of Pathology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

    Abstract

    The laboratory findings in seven cases of endocarditis caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci are presented. The usefulness of biochemical characterization of the strains in diagnosis and the selection of antibiotics for prophylaxis and treatment are discussed.

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