Detection of viable but non-culturable staphylococci in biofilms from central venous catheters negative on standard microbiological assays

G. Zandri, S. Pasquaroli, C. Vignaroli, S. Talevi, E. Manso, G. Donelli, F. Biavasco

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Abstract

Viable bacteria were sought in 44 Maki-negative biofilms from central venous catheters (CVCs) using epifluorescence microscopy after live/dead staining. Thirty (77%) samples contained viable but non-culturable (VBNC) cells; the majority were positive on real-time PCR specific for Staphylococcus epidermidis (one also for Staphylococcus aureus). Viable cells were significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Biofilms
  • Catheter-associated
  • Infections
  • Non-culturable bacteria
  • Staphylococci

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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