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

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Savini, V., Franco, A., Gherardi, G., Marrollo, R., Argentieri, A. V., De Araujo, F. P., Amoruso, R., Battisti, A., Fazii, P., & Carretto, E. (2014). η-hemolytic, multi-lancefield antigen-agglutinating enterococcus durans from a pregnant woman, mimicking streptococcus agalactiae. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 52(6), 2181-2182. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00296-14