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Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2008 Autumn;38(4):401-4.

Case report: Staphylococcus gallinarum bacteremia in a patient with chronic hepatitis B virus infection.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Laboratories, Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Hangzhou, China.


An unusual staphylococcal isolate was recovered from blood cultures in a patient with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, who presented with low grade fever accompanied by increased upper abdominal pain, nausea and weakness. The isolate was identified as Staphylococcus gallinarum based on biochemical characteristics and 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses.

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