[Paucisymptomatic pneumonia due to Rothia mucilaginosa: case report and literature review].

@article{Fusconi2009PaucisymptomaticPD,
  title={[Paucisymptomatic pneumonia due to Rothia mucilaginosa: case report and literature review].},
  author={Massimo Fusconi and Cinzia Conti and Armando De Virgilio and Marco de Vincentiis},
  journal={Le infezioni in medicina : rivista periodica di eziologia, epidemiologia, diagnostica, clinica e terapia delle patologie infettive},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={100-4}
}
Rothia mucilaginosa is a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative, encapsulated, non-spore-forming coccus considered part of the commensal flora of the oral cavity and the upper respiratory tract in humans. Its involvement has been reported in an increasing spectrum of infections, above all among immunocompromised patients. To date, only 11 cases of pneumonia due to Rothia mucilaginosa have been described in the literature. The authors report a case of pneumonia due to Rothia mucilaginosa in a 72-year… CONTINUE READING