Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : DD01 - DD02

Umbilical Sepsis Caused by Multidrug Resistant Strain of Kocuria kristinae in a New Born: A Case Report DD01-DD02

Umadevi Sivaraman, Pramodhini Subramanian, Kalaivani Ramakrishnan, K.S Seetha

Correspondence
Dr. Umadevi Sivaraman,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute,
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry, India.
E-mail: drumadevi@yahoo.co.in

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.