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

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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

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

1. Demonstrator, Department of Microbiology, Pt B D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak, Haryana, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Ocular Microbiology, Dr R P Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. 3. Specialist, Department of Microbiology, National Centre For Disease Control, Delhi, India. 4. Professor, Department of Clinical Oncology, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
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.


Bacteraemia, Cerebrospinal fluid, Malignancy

How to cite this article :

Kausalya Raghuraman, Nishat Hussain Ahmed, Frincy Khandelwal Baruah, Rajesh Grover. ROTHIA DENTOCARIOSA INFECTION IN A CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT WITH MULTIPLE MYELOMA- FIRST CASE REPORT FROM INDIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 December [cited: 2018 Jan 18 ]; 11:DD01-DD03. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/30698.10951

Date of Submission: Jun 14, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Aug 02, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Oct 04, 2017
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2017


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