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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)