A Rare Presentation of Sepsis from Staphylococcus caprae
Ganesh D Kini1, *, Addison R Parris2, Jane S Tang3
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Virginia
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Virginia
3 Noblis, Falls Church, Virginia
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.
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