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

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : December | Volume : 11 | Issue : 12 | Page : DD01 - DD03

Rothia dentocariosa Infection in a Critically Ill Patient with Multiple Myeloma- First Case Report from India DD01-DD03

Kausalya Raghuraman, Nishat Hussain Ahmed, Frincy Khandelwal Baruah, Rajesh Grover

Correspondence
Dr. Nishat Hussain Ahmed,
705, Ocular Microbiology, Dr. R P Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India.
E-mail: drnishathussain@rediffmail.com

Rothia dentocariosa is a Gram positive organism, known to cause infection very rarely in immunocompromised patients. We report isolation of Rothia dentocariosa in blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) 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 immunocompromised patient with haematological malignancy.