Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Brief report
01 Jan 2019
Brief report |  | 01 Jan 2019

Same Organism, Different Phenotype - Are Phenotypic Criteria Adequate In Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Orthopaedic Implant-Associated Infections?

Staffan Tevell, Sharmin Baig, Åsa Nilsdotter-Augustinsson, Marc Stegger, and Bo Söderquist

Abstract. In current diagnostic criteria for implant-associated bone- and joint infections, phenotypically identical low-virulence bacteria in two intraoperative cultures are usually required. Using whole-genome sequencing, we have further characterized three phenotypically different Staphylococcus capitis isolated from one prosthetic joint infection, highlighting the challenges in defining microbiological criteria for low-virulence prosthetic joint infections.