Could β-hemolytic, group B Enterococcus faecalis be mistaken for Streptococcus agalactiae?

Vincenzo Savini, Giovanni Gherardi, Roberta Marrollo, Alessia Franco, Fernanda Pimentel De Araujo, Samuele Dottarelli, Paolo Fazii, Antonio Battisti, Edoardo Carretto

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Abstract

A β-hemolytic Enterococcus faecalis strain agglutinating Lancefield group A, B, C, D, F, and G antisera was observed from a rectovaginal swab, in the context of antenatal screening for Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus [GBS]). This is the first multi-Lancefield antisera-agglutinating isolate of this species, and it raised particular concern, as it may mimic GBS, leading to false reporting and useless receipt of intrapartum antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-33
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

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Streptococcus agalactiae
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Keywords

  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • GBS
  • Gestation
  • Lancefield group B
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant
  • Streptococcus agalactiae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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Could β-hemolytic, group B Enterococcus faecalis be mistaken for Streptococcus agalactiae? / Savini, Vincenzo; Gherardi, Giovanni; Marrollo, Roberta; Franco, Alessia; Pimentel De Araujo, Fernanda; Dottarelli, Samuele; Fazii, Paolo; Battisti, Antonio; Carretto, Edoardo.

In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Vol. 82, No. 1, 01.05.2015, p. 32-33.

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Savini, V, Gherardi, G, Marrollo, R, Franco, A, Pimentel De Araujo, F, Dottarelli, S, Fazii, P, Battisti, A & Carretto, E 2015, 'Could β-hemolytic, group B Enterococcus faecalis be mistaken for Streptococcus agalactiae?', Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 32-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.12.005
Savini, Vincenzo ; Gherardi, Giovanni ; Marrollo, Roberta ; Franco, Alessia ; Pimentel De Araujo, Fernanda ; Dottarelli, Samuele ; Fazii, Paolo ; Battisti, Antonio ; Carretto, Edoardo. / Could β-hemolytic, group B Enterococcus faecalis be mistaken for Streptococcus agalactiae?. In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2015 ; Vol. 82, No. 1. pp. 32-33.
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