Pediatric bacteremia due to Staphylococcus warneri: Microbiological, epidemiological, and clinical features

J. P. Buttery, M. Easton, S. R. Pearson, G. G. Hogg

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Between 1991 and 1995, an apparent high rate of Staphylococcus warneri bacteremias at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, raised the possibility of a virulent nosocomial strain. In a retrospective review of 30 S. warneri bacteremias in children, organisms were viable and verified in 22 episodes, 12 representing significant bacteremias. Of these 12 episodes, 2 pairs shared chromosomal DNA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns in unconnected patients, dispelling concerns about a single virulent strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2174-2177
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

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