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Staphylococcus saprophyticus

  • General information

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

      Natural habitats
      Isolated from skin and urine samples

      Clinical significance
      Urinary tract infections especially in young women.

      Viulence factors, adherence to uroepithelial cells, production of a hemagglutin, production of extracellular slime

  • Gram stain

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

      0.6-1.4 µm

      that occur in irregular grape-like clusters and,

      less often, single and in pairs, tetrads, and in short chains.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      INFECTION: low numbers of colony-forming units (less than 105 cfu/ml) are often present

      Facultative anaerobic


      Can be intesely yellow at first isolation

      Large; entire, very glossy, smooth, opaque, butyrous, convex, non hemolytic; usually white but colonies can be yellow or orange

      McConkey growth (not always)

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

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