A team of researchers from the University of Bath (UK), led by Professor & Sam Shepard, warned of the danger of a deadly bacterium that is so abundant that it is in the skin of every human being in the world.
In their study, the researchers identified a group of 61 genes that allow this staphylococcus epidermidis, usually harmless, to cause life-threatening diseases. "These genes cause bacteria to develop in the bloodstream, inhibit the immune response of the body, and make the cell surface sticky so that these bacteria can form a biofilm there and so Be resistant to antibiotics.
He states that he is a relative of MRSA (Staphylococcus aureus, resistant to methicillin), which can cause serious diseases such as sepsis or pneumonia. "Staphylococcus epidermidis is a major cause of life-threatening life-threatening infections, but is often ignored by doctors because of the abundance," the authors write.
According to Sam Shepard, the bacteria "It has always been clinically ignored Because it is often considered polluting in laboratory samples or simply accepted as a known risk for surgery. "However, he added that because of their abundance, these bacteria" can develop very quickly by exchanging genes with each other. "
"If nothing is done to control it, there is a risk that these disease-causing genes will spread more, which means postoperative infections – which are resistant to antibiotics – can become even more common," he concluded.