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Case Report | Open Access
Rosy Bala1 , Narinder Kaur1, Nitin Gupta2 and Udit Narang2
1Department of Microbiology, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MM Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala – 133 207, Haryana, India.
2Department of General Medicine, MM Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, MM Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala – 133 207, Haryana, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2021;15(3):1136-1138 | Article Number: 7131
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.15.3.40 | © The Author(s). 2021
Received: 22/06/2021 | Accepted: 29/07/2021 | Published: 11/08/2021
Abstract

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.

Keywords

Bacteremia, immune-compromised, Kocuria rosea

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