Staphylococcus massiliensis isolated from human blood cultures, Germany, 2017-2020.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis ; 41(4): 663-669, 2022 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1777740
ABSTRACTClinical and laboratory data on newly described staphylococcal species is rare, which hampers decision-making when such pathogens are detected in clinical specimens. Here, we describe Staphylococcus massiliensis detected in three patients at a university hospital in southwest Germany. We report the discrepancy of microbiological findings between matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, 16S-rRNA polymerase chain reaction, and whole-genome sequencing for all three isolates. Our findings highlight the diagnostic pitfalls pertinent to novel and non-model organisms in daily microbiological practice, in whom the correct identification is dependent on database accuracy.
Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Staphylococcus / Blood Culture Type of study: Diagnostic study / Prognostic study Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis Journal subject: Communicable Diseases / Microbiology Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: S10096-022-04409-4