η-hemolytic, multi-lancefield antigen-agglutinating enterococcus durans from a pregnant woman, mimicking streptococcus agalactiae

Vincenzo Savini, Alessia Franco, Giovanni Gherardi, Roberta Marrollo, Angela Valentina Argentieri, Fernanda Pimentel De Araujo, Roberta Amoruso, Antonio Battisti, Paolo Fazii, Edoardo Carretto

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Abstract

A beta-hemolytic Lancefield antigen A-, B-, C-, D-, F-, and G-positive Enterococcus durans strain was cultivated from the rectovaginal swab of a pregnant woman who underwent antenatal screening for Streptococcus agalactiae. The isolate raised concern as to what extent similar strains are misrecognized and lead to false diagnosis of group B streptococci.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2181-2182
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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