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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31825aedef
Case Reports

Line-Related Staphylococcus intermedius Bacteremia Misidentified as a Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus

Iyer, Sugantha P. MD; Johnson, Leonard B. MD

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Abstract: 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.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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