Most commonly a skin contaminant/colonizer.
The most common contaminant of blood cultures. More likely true bloodstream infection if present in multiple blood culture sets.
This may be a real pathogen particularly in nosocomial setting. Multiple blood cultures recommended.
Disease manifestations include infections of prosthetic materials including:
- Line-associated bloodstream infections
- Prosthetic valve endocarditis
- Prosthetic joints
Staphylococcus saprophyticus causes UTI in young females, but is very rare