Emergence of Kocuria rhizophila and Kocuria rosea Infections in Immunocompromised Patients
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Case Studies | Microbiology | India | Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018

Emergence of Kocuria rhizophila and Kocuria rosea Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

Dr. Vikramjeet Singh, Dr. W Valarie Lyngdoh, Dr. Jyotismita Rajbongshi, Dr. Koushik Debnath

Micrococcal species are commonly found as commensal on skin and mucosa of humans and animals. However they are known to cause infections such as meningitis, endocarditis, and pneumonia, particularly in immunocompromised patients, and infections related to implanted or inserted devices. Recently, there has been an increasing incidence of different types of Kocuria infections reported, most likely due to the adoption of new and better identification methods. Here, we report two cases of bloodstream infection caused by Kocuria spp in different age group of patients. The infection was subsequently resolved by antibiotic treatment. Judicious and attentive laboratory workup of Gram-positive blood-borne infections may reveal more cases of Kocuria spp infections in immunosuppressed patients, which may collaborate for a better understanding, prevention and early treatment of these infections.

Keywords: Kocuria spp, Bloodstream infections, Blood Culture

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018

Pages: 766 - 768

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Dr. Vikramjeet Singh, Dr. W Valarie Lyngdoh, Dr. Jyotismita Rajbongshi, Dr. Koushik Debnath, "Emergence of Kocuria rhizophila and Kocuria rosea Infections in Immunocompromised Patients", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20179460, Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018, 766 - 768

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