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An unusual Staphylococcus saccharolyticus spondylodiscitis post kyphoplasty: a case report

Abstract : Background: Staphylococcus saccharolyticus is a rarely encountered coagulase-negative, which grows slowly and its strictly anaerobic staphylococcus from the skin. It is usually considered a contaminant, but some rare reports have described deep-seated infections. Virulence factors remain poorly known, although, genomic analysis highlights pathogenic potential. Case presentation: We report a case of Staphylococcus saccharolyticus spondylodiscitis that followed kyphoplasty, a procedure associated with a low rate but possible severe infectious complication (0.46%), and have reviewed the literature. This case specifically stresses the risk of healthcare-associated S. saccharolyticus infection in high-risk patients (those with a history of alcoholism and heavy smoking). Conclusion: S. saccharolyticus infection is difficult to diagnose due to microbiological characteristics of this bacterium; it requires timely treatment, and improved infection control procedure should be encouraged for high-risk patients.
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Marie-Charlotte Trojani, Brigitte Lamy, Raymond Ruimy, Nicolas Amoretti, Karine Risso, et al.. An unusual Staphylococcus saccharolyticus spondylodiscitis post kyphoplasty: a case report. BMC Infectious Diseases, BioMed Central, 2020, 20 (1), pp.539. ⟨10.1186/s12879-020-05263-5⟩. ⟨inserm-02967917⟩

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