Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE)

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Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE)

Structure and Physiology

This bacteria is a Gram-positive, cocci-shaped, facultative anaerobe which is resistant to the penicillin-derivative antibiotic methicillin. S. epidermidis is part of normal human bacterial flora and is mostly located on skin.

Transmission and Disease

 It is an opportunistic and pathogenic; infections caused by this bacteria can be very difficult to treat.


Most Staphylococcus species are hardy microorganisms capable of surviving on surfaces and under dry conditions.