First report of a Staphylococcus caprae isolated from middle ear fluid of an infant with recurrent acute otitis media

Marek Juda 3  ,  
Anna Malm 3,  
Medical Microbiology Department, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Department of Paediatric Otolaryngology, Phoniatrics and Audiology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Department, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med 2017;24(3):357–359
Staphylococcus caprae was originally isolated from goat milk. This uncommon coagulase-negative staphylococcus, usually associated with animals, has only infrequently been detected in human clinical specimens. Its association with acute otitis media has not been demonstrated so far. The study reports the first isolation of S. caprae from the middle ear fluid of a 12-month-old infant with recurrent, bilateral acute otitis media. Biochemical traits and susceptibility pattern of the isolated strain are also presented
Marek Juda   
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Department, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
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