Kocuria sp. may cause bacteremia, peritonitis, brain abscesses, meningitis, endocarditis, and acute cholecystitis in immunocompromised individuals. Recent reports identified Kocuria rosea in bacteremia associated with in dwelling intravenous lines, continuous dialysis fluids etc. We report on the case of bacteremia caused by K.rosea, a gram-positive microorganism in a 65-year-old female with a known case of end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis. After Piperacillin and Tazobactam antibiotic treatment, the patient got cured of fever and infection. This report presents a rare case of K.rosea bacteremia successfully treated with common antibiotics. Proper identification systems should be there to know the cause of bacteremia. The bacteremia cases with rare organisms should not be ignored.
Bacteremia, immune-compromised, Kocuria rosea
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