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Staphylococcus auricularis

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Staphylococcaceae

      Natural habitats
      They are ubiquitous in nature, but are mainly found on the skin of human, mammals and birds.

      Clinical significance
      They have a relatively low virulence and can cause infections in patients with lowered resistance, especially in immune compromised patients.

      CNS infections occur in implantation of foreign objects, such as intravenous catheters or bone prostheses.

      Is repeatedly CNS, in pure culture or in mixed culture isolated from the material, then this confirms the presence of an infection.

      The correct identification of CNS is necessary in order to get an idea of the pathogens in this group.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive cocci,

      0.8-1.2 µm

      predominantly in tetrads and pairs.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      Colonies are small to medium, smooth, butyrous, convex, opaque, circular, slightly glistening, white
      and no hemolysis

      Some strains can have colonies with a granular texture, wrinkled, or rough surface.

      McConkey growth

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

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