Invasive infections caused by the recently described species Enterococcus innesii

Yair Motro, Violeta Temper, Jacob Strahilevitz, Jacob Moran-Gilad*

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E. innesii is a recently described Enterococcus species which may be difficult to differentiate from the more common E. casseliflavus. We present the first clinical report of invasive E. innesii infection, featuring two cases of biliary sepsis. Whole genome sequencing confirmed the taxonomic assignment and the presence of vanC-4. Analysis of public genomes identified 13 deposited E. innesii and 13 deposited E. casselifalvus/E.gallinarum genomes which could be reassigned as E. innesii. Improved laboratory diagnosis of E. innesii is expected to generate additional data concerning its clinical relevance and support the future diagnosis and treatment of this uncommon pathogen.

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  • Biliary
  • Enterococcus
  • Genomics
  • Sepsis
  • Taxonomy
  • Vancomycin


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