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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Case Reports in Critical Care|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|