Catheter-related bacteremia due to Kocuria rosea in a patient undergoing peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

@article{Altunta2004CatheterrelatedBD,
  title={Catheter-related bacteremia due to Kocuria rosea in a patient undergoing peripheral blood stem cell transplantation},
  author={Fevzi Altuntaş and Orhan Yildiz and B{\"u}lent Eser and K{\"u}rşat G{\"u}ndoğan and Bulent Sumerkan and M. Tunay Çetin},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={62 - 62}
}
BACKGROUND Micrococcus species may cause intracranial abscesses, meningitis, pneumonia, and septic arthritis in immunosuppressed or immunocompetent hosts. In addition, strains identified as Micrococcus spp. have been reported recently in infections associated with indwelling intravenous lines, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis fluids, ventricular shunts and prosthetic valves. CASE PRESENTATION We report on the first case of a catheter-related bacteremia caused by Kocuria rosea, a gram… CONTINUE READING

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