Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 1995  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159--61

Slime producing Staphylococci from clinical specimens - a simple diagnostic test.


S K Makhija, S V Jalgaonkar, M M Kher 
 Bacteriology Section, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur

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S K Makhija
Bacteriology Section, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur

Coagulase negative Staphylococci are now being increasingly recognised as pathogens. Some strains produce a viscous extracellular material or slime. These strains are uniquely adapted for adherence to even smooth surfaces. Present study is a preliminary report of 101 isolates of coagulase negative Staphylococci from different clinical specimens. Forty three of these 101 isolates (42.5%) were slime producers. The percentage of slime producing Staphylococci ranged from 20% in peritoneal fluid to 66.6% in Cerebrospinal fluid. The test for slime production may have an important application in deciding the pathogenecity of the strains of coagulase negative Staphylococci and should be done routinely in a diagnostic laboratory.


How to cite this article:
Makhija S, Jalgaonkar S, Kher M. Slime producing Staphylococci from clinical specimens - a simple diagnostic test. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 1995;38:159-61


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Makhija S, Jalgaonkar S, Kher M. Slime producing Staphylococci from clinical specimens - a simple diagnostic test. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];38:159-61
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