Kocuria kristinae (Unusual Pathogen) Isolated from Cerebrospinal Fluid: A Case of Acute Meningitis

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Kocuria kristinae (Unusual Pathogen) Isolated from Cerebrospinal Fluid: A Case of Acute Meningitis

July 9, 2021 Medicine and Medical 0

Kocuria species are emerging opportunistic pathogens that are most commonly found in immunocompromised patients and those with severe underlying disease. Nowadays, the occurrence of various types of Kocuria infections has been reported, though they are sometimes misidentified as CONS. Newer methods such as Vitek 2, MALDI-TOF Spectrometry, 16S RNA, and repeated specimens have been used to confirm them as pathogens. We present a case of K. kristniae-induced acute bacterial meningitis. The patient in this case had a craniotomy. As a result, there is a possibility that the cocci entered directly during the head injury and established the opportunistic infection.

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P. Arun Kumar
Department of Microbiology, DY Patil Medical College and Hospital, India.

R. A. Chougale
Department of Microbiology, DY Patil Medical College and Hospital, India.

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