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Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología

versión impresa ISSN 0048-766Xversión On-line ISSN 0717-7526


OROZCO CHINOME, Javier Esteban; PICON JAIMES, Yelson Alejandro  y  GARCES-SALAMANCA, Christi Tatiana. Staphylococcus sciuri, una causa infrecuente de sepsis materna. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2018, vol.83, n.3, pp.291-294. ISSN 0048-766X.

Staphylococcus sciuri is a negative coagulase staphylococcus present in farm animals that can rarely be found as a colonizing microorganism in humans. Its importance is that it has been associated with serious infections such as endocarditis, peritonitis and urinary tract infection; constituting 0.79% of the total number of coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated in clinical samples. We present the case of a woman in her first pregnancy of 22 years, with a pregnancy of 17.5 weeks. The initial physical examination showed tachycardia and temperature of 39.3 ° C. Laboratory studies reported leukocytes of 25,000, neutrophils of 83%, platelets in 350,000, urinalysis with marked pyuria, with more than 500 cells / uL, negative nitrites; Gram stain of urine with Gram positive cocci. After three days of treatment with Ceftriaxone one gram every twelve hours intravenously, positive reports for multiresistant S. sciuri are obtained. Finally, management was started with Clindamycin 600 mg every six hours intravenously and Gentamicin at a dose of 1 mg / kg every eight hours intravenously. S.sciuri is a bacterium that has been found in the hospital environment and is occasionally isolated in humans, causing serious infections. Countries such as Colombia continue to treat infections without taking into account their own environment, in which wild pathogens are a frequent cause of infections, due to the narrow range of coexistence between animals and humans in rural regions.


This case highlights the need to consider as a causal agent those pathogens present in animals that can cause infections in humans, especially in patients who come from areas far away from urban centers.

Palabras clave : Staphylococcus; Staphylococcal Infections; Sepsis; Patient Isolation.

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