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J Clin Diagn Res. 2013 Aug;7(8):1692-3. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/6077.3247. Epub 2013 Aug 1.

Kocuria kristinae in catheter associated urinary tract infection: a case report.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, HIMSR,Jamia Hamdard , New Delhi, India .


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.


Catheter; Infection; Kocuria kristinae

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