First report of Kocuria marina bloodstream infection unrelated to a central venous catheter

A mini-review on an emerging and under-recognized opportunistic pathogen

Giovanna Pulcrano, Michela Balzaretti, Alessia Grosini, Vincenzo Piacentini, Dimitri Poddighe

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Abstract

We report a case of sepsis by Kocuria marina in a 45 year-old woman carrying a midline venous catheter to provide total parenteral nutrition. Despite the finding of K. Marina bacteraemia, no bacteria grew from the culture of the catheter tip. As the patient was affected with severe leg ulcers, K. marina bloodstream infection from a skin breakage other than CVC was supposed. K. marina is an emerging opportunistic agent deserving attention and probably under-recognized, as it can be misdiagnosed as Staphylococcus if only conventional microbiological analyses are performed for bacterial identification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalInfezioni in Medicina
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Central Venous Catheters
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Total Parenteral Nutrition
Bacteremia
Infection
Diagnostic Errors
Staphylococcus
Sepsis
Bacteria
Skin

Keywords

  • Bloodstream infection
  • Kocuria marina
  • Venous leg ulcers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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First report of Kocuria marina bloodstream infection unrelated to a central venous catheter : A mini-review on an emerging and under-recognized opportunistic pathogen. / Pulcrano, Giovanna; Balzaretti, Michela; Grosini, Alessia; Piacentini, Vincenzo; Poddighe, Dimitri.

In: Infezioni in Medicina, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 71-74.

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