Staphylococcus intermedius is a zoonotic coagulase-positive Staphylococcus that may be underreported by clinical microbiology laboratories. We present a case of S intermedius identified as a coagulase-negative Staphylococcus causing line-related bacteremia. The use of coagulase testing alone for identification of coagulase-positive Staphylococcus species may result in underreporting of S intermedius.
From the Division of Infectious Diseases, St. John Hospital and Medical Center.
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This report is exempt from approval from the St. John Hospital and Medical Center Investigational Review Board.