A Rare Presentation of Sepsis from Staphylococcus caprae
Ganesh D Kini1, *, Addison R Parris2, Jane S Tang3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 67
Last Page: 68
Publisher Id: TOMICROJ-3-67
Article History:Received Date: 31/3/2009
Revision Received Date: 7/4/2009
Acceptance Date: 9/4/2009
Electronic publication date: 30/4/2009
Collection year: 2009
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
As a coagulase negative Staphylococcus species, S. caprae is not considered as a clinically-significant member, unlike S. epidermidis. In this report, we describe a case of sepsis resulting from S. caprae infection. This relatively young woman was in generally good health and contracted S. caprae most probably during her treatment of an acute pulmonary embolism. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of this otherwise innocuous staphylococcal species in clinical settings.