Indwelling J Ureteral Stents Associated Asymptomatic Bacteraemia Caused by Multidrug Resistant Strain of Kocuria kristinae PD15-PD16
Mr. Muhammed A.P. Manzoor,
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Urology, Yenepoya Research Centre,
Yenepoya University, Seed Grant (YU/Seed grant/2011-019), Deralakatte, Mangalore-575018, Karnataka, India.
Kocuria kristinae is a Gram positive non pathogenic bacterium belonging to the family of micrococcacae. It may cause opportunistic infections in patients with indwelling devices and severe underlying diseases. Indwelling double J ureteral stent is commonly used in urological practice and bacterial colonisation in the ureteral stent plays an important role in the pathogenesis of stent associated infection. Here, we report a rare case of bacteraemia by Kocuria kristinae. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method. The isolate were found to be multidrug resistant. Regular surveillance of drug resistance is of utmost importance to minimise the spread of infections.