Staphylococcus haemolyticus Group 3

An aerobic gram-positive coccus that produces either a smooth gray-white or white colony or may have a slight yellowish tint. It does not produce free coagulase or bound coagulase but does produce hemolysins. This isolate has been identified as belonging to Group 3 using the API classification system. It is part of the normal flora of the skin, skin glands, anterior nares, and mucous membranes of humans, primates and domesticated animals. It is an opportunistic pathogen for humans causing conjunctivitis, urinary tract infections, wound infections, endocarditis, and septicemia.

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