Staphylococcus aureus complex – S. argenteus – bug of the week

Guest posting from Dr Dan Lennon, Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North.

This species is increasingly recognised now that MALDITOF  mass spectrometry is widely used for bacterial identification. Here is a useful short summary : S argenteus Lennon 2019 Sept. These species should be regarded as clinically equivalent to S. aureus.

Here is a beautiful  photo taken by Dan. Staphylococcus argenteus on the left. S. aureus on the right. Chocolate agar.

 

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