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Staphylococcus Hyicus, an aggressive and novel pathogen causing endocarditis
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  • Frazer Kirk,
  • Mary Mashicharan,
  • Maxwell Braddick,
  • Pankaj Saxena
Frazer Kirk
Townsville Hospital
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Mary Mashicharan
Townsville Hospital
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Maxwell Braddick
Townsville Hospital
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Pankaj Saxena
Townsville Hospital
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Abstract

Staphylococcus hyicus (S. hyicus) is a rare, likely zoonotic infective organism. Clinically significant human infection by S. hyicus has only been recorded 3 times, where it has caused infections including cellulitis, osteomyelitis/spondylodiscitis and septicemia. (1-3). Hereafter, the case summary describes the first documented case of endocarditis due to S. hyicus.