Staphylococcus hyicus bacteremia in a farmer

Casanova, Carlo; Iselin, Lukas; von Steiger, Niklaus; Droz, Sara; Sendi, Parham (2011). Staphylococcus hyicus bacteremia in a farmer. Journal of clinical microbiology, 49(12), pp. 4377-8. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology 10.1128/JCM.05645-11

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Bacteria known in animal infectious diseases can cause challenges in human diagnostic laboratories. We present pitfalls in the identification and susceptibility testing of Staphylococcus hyicus, a pathogen that typically causes exudative epidermitis in pigs. In this case, the coagulase-positive staphylococcus isolated from a septic patient was misidentified as Staphylococcus aureus.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

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Casanova, Carlo; von Steiger, Niklaus; Droz, Sara Christine and Sendi, Parham




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04 Oct 2013 14:24

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