Case of Staphylococcus schleiferi endocarditis and a simple scheme to identify clumping factor positive Staphylococci

Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Journal of Clinical Microbiology (Impact Factor: 3.99). 11/1999; 37(10):3353-6.
Source: PubMed


Staphylococcus schleiferi is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus infrequently reported as a human pathogen. We report a case of prosthetic valve endocarditis attributed to this organism, contrast it to another Staphylococcus species that gives similar clumping factor results (S. lugdunensis), and propose a simple, effective identification scheme for identification of clumping factor-positive staphylococci.

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