Case ReportsLine-Related Staphylococcus intermedius Bacteremia Misidentified as a Coagulase-Negative StaphylococcusIyer, Sugantha P. MD; Johnson, Leonard B. MDAuthor Information From the Division of Infectious Diseases, St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Correspondence to: Leonard B. Johnson, MD, 19251 Mack Ave, Suite 340, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. E-mail: email@example.com. The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. This report is exempt from approval from the St. John Hospital and Medical Center Investigational Review Board. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: November 2012 - Volume 20 - Issue 6 - p 433-434 doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31825aedef Buy Metrics 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.