Umbilical Sepsis Caused by Multidrug Resistant Strain of Kocuria kristinae in a New Born: A Case Report DD01-DD02
Dr. Umadevi Sivaraman,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute,
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry, India.
Kocuria species were placed previously under the genus Micrococcus, are skin and oropharynx commensals in mammals, including man. A rare bacteria, Kocuria kristinae isolated from a new born with umbilical sepsis. Identification and antibiotic susceptibility was done by Vitek 2 compact system (Biomerieux). The isolate was sensitive to higher antibiotics like vancomycin, teicoplanin and linezolid. As this new pathogen resembles coagulase negative staphylococcus, it should not be misidentified.