Improved detection of Staphylococcus intermedius group in a routine diagnostic laboratory
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
American Society for Microbiology
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The Staphylococcus intermedius group (SIG) includes zoonotic pathogens traditionally associated with dog bites. We describe a simple scheme for improved detection of SIG using routine laboratory methods, report its effect on isolation rates, and use sequencing to confirm that, apart from one atypical SIG strain, most isolates are Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.
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Vol. 53, pp. 961 - 963
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