Staphylococcus capitis

Staphylococcus capitis is an aerobic, Gram-positive, spherical bacterium of the Staphylococcaceae family.

The coagulase-negative bacterium belongs to the normal skin flora and is acquired in hospitals in rare cases. Only in humans with weakened immune system Staphylococcus capitis may cause diseases such as endocarditis when entering the body.

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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Cluster-forming cocci
Typical representatives: Staphylococci are the most common cluster-forming cocci.

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