Drug sensitivity and clinical impact of members of the genus Kocuria.

  title={Drug sensitivity and clinical impact of members of the genus Kocuria.},
  author={Vincenzo Savini and Chiara Catavitello and Gioviana Masciarelli and Daniela Astolfi and Andrea Balbinot and Azaira Bianco and Fabio Febbo and Claudio d'Amario and Domenico D'Antonio},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={59 Pt 12},
Organisms in the genus Kocuria are Gram-positive, coagulase-negative, coccoid actinobacteria belonging to the family Micrococcaceae, suborder Micrococcineae, order Actinomycetales. Sporadic reports in the literature have dealt with infections by Kocuria species, mostly in compromised hosts with serious underlying conditions. Nonetheless, the number of infectious processes caused by such bacteria may be higher than currently believed, given that misidentification by phenotypic assays has… CONTINUE READING
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