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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
3rd December 2018
Staph epidermidis is now a major cause of nosocomial infections

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Staphylococcus epidermidis is a very common commensal bacterium of skin and therefore is generally ignored. However, new research published in the journal Nature Communications says that this seemingly innocent bacterium is now a major cause of post-surgical, often life-threatening, infections; moreover, it is becoming antibiotic resistant.

Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath warn that the threat posed by Staph epidermidis should be taken more seriously and extra caution should be taken for those at higher risk of infection who are due to undergo more

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 3rd December 2018

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