Misidentification of Streptococcus uberis as a Human Pathogen: A Case Report and Literature Review

Maurizio Sanguinetti, Riccardo Torelli, Enea Gino Di Domenico, Luigi Toma, Grazia Prignano, Lorella Pelagalli, Andrea Police, Claudia Cavallotti, Fabrizio Ensoli

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Abstract

Streptococcus uberis is an environmental bacterium responsible for bovine mastitis. It is occasionally described as a human pathogen, though in most cases the identification was based on biochemical phenotyping techniques. This report shows that the biochemical phenotyping may incorrectly identify Enterococcus faecium as S. uberis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Hepatic metastasis
  • Soft tissue infection
  • Streptococcus uberis

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