Rothia Dentocariosa Infection in a Critically Ill Patient with Multiple Myeloma- First Case Report from India DD01-DD03
Dr. Nishat Hussain Ahmed,
705, Ocular Microbiology, Dr. R P Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India.
Rothia dentocariosa is a Gram-positive organism, known to cause infection very rarely in immune-compromised patients. We report isolation of Rothia dentocariosa in blood and cerebrospinal fluid of an elderly patient with multiple myeloma. The present case highlights pathogenic role of an uncommon Gram positive organism. To the best of our knowledge Rothia dentocariosa is being reported for the first time from India, in an immune-compromised patient with haematological malignancy.