Right-sided endocarditis caused by polyclonal Staphylococcus aureus infection

Yotam Kolben*, Yuval Ishay, Henny Azmanov, Assaf Rokney, Moti Baum, Sharon Amit, Ran Nir-Paz

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Abstract

We present a case of bacterial endocarditis with both methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which based on typing, originated from two distinct clones. Such a case may be misinterpreted by microbiology lab automation to be a monoclonal multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus, while simple microbiology techniques will instantly reveal distinct clonality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number91
JournalEuropean Journal of Medical Research
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Polyclonal infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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