A Fatal Bloodstream Infection by Staphylococcus pettenkoferiin an Intensive Care Unit Patient

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Abstract

Coagulase negative staphylococci are increasingly recognized as leading pathogens in bacteremia, with incidence peaking inintensive care units. Interpretation of blood cultures that are positive for CoNS is often doubtful. We describe a fatal case ofbacteremia by a newly recognized species of CoNS, Staphylococcus pettenkoferi, in an ICUpatient.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalCase Reports in Critical Care
Volume2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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