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Type: Journal article
Title: First report of septicemia caused by an obligately anaerobic Staphylococcus aureus infection in a human
Author: Peake, S.
Peter, J.
Chan, L.
Wise, R.
Butcher, A.
Grove, D.
Citation: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2006; 44(6):2311-2313
Publisher: Amer Soc Microbiology
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0095-1137
1098-660X
Abstract: In this case report, we describe the first instance of septicemia caused by an obligately anaerobic Staphylococcus aureus in a human. A 45-year-old man presented with septicemia, septic arthritis, and multiple pulmonary abscesses, which were caused by an obligately anaerobic S. aureus. The clinical and microbiological features that led to the diagnosis are discussed. Genotyping cannot at present reliably separate S. aureus subsp. aureus from S. aureus subsp. anaerobius, but phenotypic characteristics suggest that the present isolate is a previously undescribed strain of anaerobic Staphylococcus aureus.
Keywords: Humans
Staphylococcus aureus
Bacteremia
Staphylococcal Infections
Arthritis, Infectious
Lung Abscess
Anaerobiosis
Middle Aged
Male
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02125-05
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