First Korean Case of Helcococcus kunzii Bacteremia in a Patient with Diabetes

@inproceedings{Park2014FirstKC,
  title={First Korean Case of Helcococcus kunzii Bacteremia in a Patient with Diabetes},
  author={Jae Hyeon Park and Bo-Mee Woo and Sung Kuk Hong and E I Kim},
  booktitle={Annals of laboratory medicine},
  year={2014}
}
Dear Editor Members of the Helcococcus genus are non-motile, catalasenegative, facultatively anaerobic gram-positive cocci. To date, a total of 5 species have been assigned to Helcococcus, including H. kunzii, H. ovis, H. pyogenes, H. seattlensis, and H. sueciensis; however, H. pyogenes has not yet received official taxonomic classification [1, 2]. H. kunzii has been identified as a causative pathogen of abscess, bacteremia, cellulitis, empyema, implantable cardiac device infection… CONTINUE READING

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