Kocuria Kristinae in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection: A Case Report
Dr. Rachna Tewari,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Himsr, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
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Kocuria kristinae is a gram positive coccus of the family of Micrococcacae. It inhabits the skin and mucous membranes, but it has rarely been isolated from clinical specimens and is thus considered to be a non-pathogenic commensal. However, it may cause opportunistic infections in patients with indwelling devices and severe underlying diseases. We are reporting an unusual case of a Kocuria kristinae urinary tract infection in a catheterized, 20-years old male. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a catheter related urinary tract infection which was caused by Kocuria kristinae.