Surgical wound infection by mannitol-nonfermenting staphylococcus aureus after lumbar microdiscectomy

Vincenzo Savini, Raffaele Nigro, Roberta Marrollo, Ennio Polilli, Irma Campitelli, Roberto Buonaguidi, Paolo Fazii, Edoardo Carretto

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Purulent infection of a surgical wound developed after discectomy, and a mannitol-nonfermenting Staphylococcus aureus isolate was cultivated as the etiologic agent. Nonfermenting S. aureus strains are exceedingly rare and may be erroneously mistaken and dismissed as contaminants. This report then emphasizes that pure and massive cultures must be carefully evaluated, even if preliminary examination does not suggest a pathogenic organism. Also, although mannitol-negative, the studied strain was correctly detected as S. aureus by both the-FISH test (AdvanDx, USA) and the Liofilchem 'Chromatic Staph aureus', highlighting that additional diagnostic methods may support recognition of uncommon, nonfermenting S. aureus strains in the daily practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2670-2672
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Volume7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Mannitol
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Surgical wound

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Medicine(all)

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Surgical wound infection by mannitol-nonfermenting staphylococcus aureus after lumbar microdiscectomy. / Savini, Vincenzo; Nigro, Raffaele; Marrollo, Roberta; Polilli, Ennio; Campitelli, Irma; Buonaguidi, Roberto; Fazii, Paolo; Carretto, Edoardo.

In: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Vol. 7, No. 5, 2014, p. 2670-2672.

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Savini, V, Nigro, R, Marrollo, R, Polilli, E, Campitelli, I, Buonaguidi, R, Fazii, P & Carretto, E 2014, 'Surgical wound infection by mannitol-nonfermenting staphylococcus aureus after lumbar microdiscectomy', International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 2670-2672.
Savini, Vincenzo ; Nigro, Raffaele ; Marrollo, Roberta ; Polilli, Ennio ; Campitelli, Irma ; Buonaguidi, Roberto ; Fazii, Paolo ; Carretto, Edoardo. / Surgical wound infection by mannitol-nonfermenting staphylococcus aureus after lumbar microdiscectomy. In: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 5. pp. 2670-2672.
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