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How do you treat Kocuria Kristinae?

How do you treat Kocuria Kristinae?

Initial treatment of Kocuria kristinae infections should involve parenteral vancomycin in combination with some other antibiotic to which it is susceptible.

What causes Kocuria Kristinae?

kristinae have been reported as pathogens causing catheter-related bacteremia and acute cholecystitis [13–15]. Due to the normal flora of skin or oropharynx and the reported catheter-related bacteremia of other species, the possible predisposing source of Kocuria varians is by hematogenous spread to brain parenchyma.

Is Kocuria pathogenic?

Clinical significance. Kocuria has been found to live on human skin and oral cavity. It is generally considered non-pathogenic but can be found in some infections.

Where is Kocuria Kristinae found?

Introduction. Kocuria kristinae is a Gram-positive microorganism found on human skin and mucosa. Previously, they were classified under the genus Micrococcus, and regarded as a harmless normal skin microorganism.

What is Kocuria Rhizophila used for?

Kocuria rhizophila is a soil dwelling Gram-positive bacterium in the genus Kocuria. It is used in industry for antimicrobial testing and in food preparation.

What does Kocuria Rhizophila cause?

While NSTIs caused by Kocuria are rare, as previously noted, this species has been reported to cause urinary tract infections, cholecystitis, catheter-associated bacteremia, endocarditis, brain abscess, necrotizing mediastinitis and meningitis [1, 3–7].

Where is Kocuria Rhizophila found?

Members of the genus Kocuria were isolated from a wide variety of natural sources including mammalian skin, soil, the rhizosphere, fermented foods, clinical specimens, fresh water and marine sediments.

Is Kocuria the same as Micrococcus?

Kocuria belongs to the family Micrococcaceae which also includes Staphylococcus species and Micrococcus species.

Where can Kocuria Rhizophila be found?

Is Kocuria Rhizophila motile?

Laboratory identification of Kocuria spp Other physiological and biochemical properties of Kocuria are the formations of non-hemolytic colonies on blood agar, non-capsulated, non-spore forming, non-motile, non-acid fast and positive for Voges-Proskauer test (VP).

What is the clinical symptom of Kocuria Rhizophila infections?

Clinical profile of Kocuria spp Infections associated with isolation of Kocuria include urinary tract infections, cholecystitis, catheter-associated bacteremia, dacryocystitis, canaliculitis, keratitis, native valve endocarditis, peritonitis, descending necrotizing mediastinitis, brain abscess and meningitis [4-15].

Is Kocuria Rhizophila the same as Micrococcus luteus?

Kocuria rhizophila is also commonly known by the name Micrococcus luteus. This organism is commonly isolated from soil, and is frequently used to test antimicrobial efficacy in the food industry.