Daptomycin-resistant Staphylococcus pettenkoferi of human origin

Vincenzo Savini, Maja Kosecka, Ed Siegwart, Roberta Marrollo, Ennio Polilli, Dalia Palmieri, Paolo Fazii, Edoardo Carretto, Jacek Miedzobrodzki, Michal Bukowski

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The importance of nosocomial infections caused by coagulase- negative staphylococci is constantly growing. The threat primarily affects immunocompromised patients, the elderly and neonates, particularly after invasive surgery. The problem is fundamentally exacerbated by expanding antibacterial drug resistance. A case report is presented of an 86-year-old patient who underwent a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery and developed septicaemia upon surgical wound infection. The causal agent was likely a carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, however, daptomycin-resistant Staphylococcus pettenkoferi was identified in blood cultures in the absence of daptomycin treatment. To the authors' knowledge, the case study presented is the first published episode of daptomycin-resistant S. pettenkoferi strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalActa Biochimica Polonica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Coagulase-negative staphylococci
  • Daptomycin resistance
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Staphylococcus pettenkoferi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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