Staphylococcus hyicus bacteremia in a farmer.
J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Dec;49(12):4377-8.
Casanova C1, Iselin L, von Steiger N, Droz S, Sendi P.
1Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, Friedbühlstrasse 51, 3010 Bern, Switzerland.
Bacteria known in animal infectious diseases can cause challenges in human diagnostic laboratories.
We present pitfalls in the identification and susceptibility testing of Staphylococcus hyicus, a pathogen that typically causes exudative epidermitis in pigs.
In this case, the coagulase-positive staphylococcus isolated from a septic patient was misidentified as Staphylococcus aureus