LP19642-5     Staphylococcus sp

  Part: Staphylococcus sp
  Description: Staphylococci, members of the family Micrococcaceae, are Gram-positive cocci that grow in irregular grape-like clusters. Traditionally, Staphylococci are divided into two groups: coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS). The coagulase-positive group includes the well-known pathogen S. aureus, whereas the coagulase-negative group includes a number of species that are known commensals on skin. It is clear that even the CoNS are true pathogens, especially in patients with indwelling devices, and given their prevalence, are common causes of bacteremia. S. aureus is known for causing a number of superficial skin infections (boils, furuncles, impetigo, etc), but it can also cause more serious infections, especially in immunosuppressed patients including pneumonia, deep abscesses, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, and meningitis. Multiple antibiotic resistance is increasingly common in both S. aureus and CoNS, with the emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) able to reach epidemic levels. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8448/]

  Construct for LOINC short name: Staphylococcus
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 5/4/2000

  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  葡萄球菌     葡萄球菌属
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
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  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
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  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)    
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  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
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  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
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  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)    
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  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)    
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  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
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  Display name: Staphylococcus sp
  Preferred Abbreviation: Staphylococcus