An unusual case of Staphylococcus pasteuri osteomyelitis

Phillip P. Santoiemma, David M. Kalainov, Manish P. Mehta, Maureen K. Bolon*

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Staphylococcus pasteuri is a gram-positive organism found in food products as well as naturally occurring in air and on surfaces. We present the first known case of Staphylococcus pasteuri osteomyelitis caused by machine injection injury. The patient was treated with emergent surgical debridement as well as doxycycline for a soft tissue infection. Despite targeted therapy, the infection progressed to osteomyelitis and was treated successfully with additional surgical debridement and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. There is sparse information on both infections and treatment of Staphylococcus pasteuri. We present our case report as well as a review of the literature on the epidemiology, susceptibility and treatment recommendations for Staphylococcus pasteuri infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Disease Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020


  • Hand infection
  • Injection injury
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Staphylococcus pasteuri

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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