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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 26, Issue 6, Pages 319-322
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/748154
Case Report

Staphylococcus pettenkoferi Bacteremia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Abdulaziz Ahmed Hashi,1 Johannes Andries Delport,2 Sameer Elsayed,2,3 and Michael Seth Silverman3

1Department of Medicine, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
3Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

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Abstract

Staphylococcus pettenkoferi is a relatively recently described coagulase-negative staphylococci species first described in 2002. Since then, nine additional cases of infection caused by this species have been reported in various countries around the world, including Germany, Belgium, France, South Korea, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. The present report describes a case of S pettenkoferi peripheral line-associated bacteremia. To our knowledge, the present report is the first description of human infection caused by S pettenkoferi in Canada. The present report also provides an overview of the laboratory detection of uncommon coagulase-negative staphylococci.