Unformatted text preview: Aureus. S. epidermidis pathogenitic capacity is limted to people with compromised immune systems or people with indwelling catherters or pateints from overly invasive surgeries. The main cause of infection of S. epidermidis is via indwelling catheters. Through these cathethers the microbe is able to invade the host and begin to cuase infection. This infection tends to be very severe and often fatal as the patient’s immune system is usally unable to control and eliminate the infection. Due to S. epidermidis’s wide range of antibiotic resistence it is an extremly hard infection to eliminate using antibiotics....
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- Spring '08
- Bacteria, S. epidermidis, Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus