First report of spondylodiscitis due to vancomycin heteroresistant Staphylococcus capitis in immunocompetent host

Claudia Bianco, Fabio Arena, Barbara Rossetti, Giacinta Tordini, Lucia Migliorini, Paolo Galluzzi, Alfonso Cerase, Andrea De Luca, Gian Maria Rossolini, Francesca Montagnani

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Abstract

We report a successfully treated case of spondylodiscitis and bloodstream infection due to vancomycin heteroresistant Staphylococcus capitis, in an adult immunocompetent patient with multiple antibiotics intolerance. S. capitis is rarely involved in osteomyelitis and, to our knowledge, this is the first report of vancomycin heteroresistance phenomenon in an S. capitis strain causing spondylodiscitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-642
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Spondylodiscitis
  • Staphylococcus capitis
  • Vancomycin heteroresistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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