Mucoid encapsulated Enterococcus faecalis: An emerging morphotype isolated from patients with urinary tract infections

Edward J. Bottone, Lina Patel, Pritty Patel, Thomas Robin

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Abstract

Three strains of encapsulated Enterococcus faecalis, which produced highly mucoid coalescing colonies on routine bacteriologic media, were isolated from urine specimens of patients with urinary tract infection. Encapsulation could be demonstrated through India ink preparations. The occurrence of this unusual enterococcal colony morphotype, which resembles that of a Gram-negative bacterium, may delay true identification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-430
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1998

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