Staphylococcus hominis

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Family: Staphylococcaceae

      Natural habitats
      They are part of the normal skin flora.

      Clinical significance
      S. haemolyticus and S .hominis are preferentially isolated from axillae and pubic areas high in apocrine glands

      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, predominantly in singly, tetrads and pairs, 1.0-1.5 µm

  • Culture characteristics

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      Facultative anaerobic BA: medium to large, smooth, butyrous, and opaque, may be unpigmented or cream-yellow-orange Hemolysis may be weak sometimes.

      McConkey: growth

      BBAØ: growth (very poor)

  • Characteristics

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