Isolation of Rare Coagulase-Negative Isolates in Immunocompromised Patients:Staphylococcus gallinarum, Staphylococcus pettenkoferiandStaphylococcus pasteuri

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Abstract

Herein, we describe the isolation of Staphylococcus pasteuri, Staphylococcus pettenkoferi and Staphylococcus gallinarum and summarize the clinical characteristics of five patients. Cases were identified over a 2-year surveillance period that identified the respective strains using microbiologic and molecular methods. These data suggest that rare coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections may be under-diagnosed due to difficulties associated with routine clinical laboratory diagnostic methods.

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