Misidentification of Streptococcus uberis as a Human Pathogen: A Case Report and Literature Review

Enea Gino Di Domenico, Luigi Toma, Grazia Prignano, Lorella Pelagalli, Andrea Police, Claudia Cavallotti, Riccardo Torelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Fabrizio Ensoli

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Streptococcus uberis is an environmental bacterium responsible for bovine mastitis. It is occasionally described as a human pathogen, though in most cases the identification was based on biochemical phenotyping techniques. This report shows that the biochemical phenotyping may incorrectly identify Enterococcus faecium as S. uberis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e79-e81
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015



  • Cancer
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Hepatic metastasis
  • Soft tissue infection
  • Streptococcus uberis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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