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J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):4018-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01031-11. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

Recovery of a catalase-negative Staphylococcus epidermidis strain in blood and urine cultures from a patient with pyelonephritis.

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Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859-5000, USA. george.kallstrom@us.army.mil

Abstract

This report describes a 60-year-old patient with bilateral nephrolithiasis. A catalase-negative Staphylococcus epidermidis strain was recovered from both urine and blood cultures. Although rare, isolates of catalase-negative Staphylococcus spp., including Staphylococcus aureus, have been reported. Here, we describe the first report of a catalase-negative S. epidermidis strain.

PMID:
21900516
PMCID:
PMC3209119
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01031-11
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