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Table 1 The distribution of species and their antimicrobial susceptibility in CoNS bacteraemia

From: The species distribution, antimicrobial resistance and risk factors for poor outcome of coagulase-negative staphylococci bacteraemia in China

Species No of isolates
(n, %)
Rate of resistance to a panel of 12 antibiotics (%)
PEN OXA ERY CEF CLN LEV MOX SUL GEN RIF VAN LIN
Total 157 (100%) 94.9 93.6 92.4 78.3 73.2 72.6 71.3 59.9 22.3 10.8 0 0
S. hominis 64 (40.8%) 96.9 92.2 98.4 84.4 85.9 79.7 79.7 62.5 9.4 9.4 0 0
S. epidermidis 57 (36.3%) 96.5 96.5 87.7 75.4 61.4 61.4 59.6 71.9 28.1 15.7 0 0
S. capitis 18 (11.5%) 77.8 83.3 88.9 61.1 77.8 72.2 66.7 11.1 16.7 0 0 0
S. haemolyticus 12 (7.6%) 100 100 91.7 91.7 50 100 100 66.7 75 16.7 0 0
S. saprophyticus a 3 3 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
S. cohnii a 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
S. sciuri a 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
  1. S. Staphylococcus, PEN penicillin, OXA oxacillin, ERY erythromycin, CEF cefoxitin, CLN clindamycin, LEV levofloxacin, MOX moxifloxacin, SUL trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, GEN gentamicin, RIF rifampicin, VAN vancomycin and LIN linezolid
  2. aThe data were described as “n” since each frequency was too small