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Table 3 Distribution of virulence factors amongst the S. epidermidis strains isolated from different types of hospital infectious samples

From: Virulence factors and antibiotic resistance properties of the Staphylococcus epidermidis strains isolated from hospital infections in Ahvaz, Iran

Samples (no. positive samples for S. epidermidis)

Virulence factors (%)

coa

clfA

X-region

IgG-binding region

tsst-1

etA

etB

agrI

agrII

agrIII

UTIs (10)

2 (20)

1 (10)

1 (10)

1 (10)

2 (20)

WIs (20)

8 (40)

1 (5)

2 (10)

3 (15)

2 (10)

2 (10)

4 (20)

RTIs (16)

5 (31.25)

1 (6.25)

1 (6.25)

2 (12.50)

1 (6.25)

2 (12.50)

2 (12.50)

Total (46)

15 (32.60)

2 (4.34)

3 (6.52)

6 (13.04)

4 (8.69)

5 (10.86)

8 (17.39)