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Unlike other Kocuria species that are strictly aerobic, Kocuria kristinae is °C. The genus Micrococcus has been recently divided into Micrococcus, Kocuria. Kocuria is a genus of Gram positive bacteria in the phylum Actinobacteria, including the sequenced species Kocuria rhizophila. Kocuria has been identified in. Valid publication: STACKEBRANDT (E.), KOCH (C.), GVOZDIAK (O.) and SCHUMANN (P.): Taxonomic dissection of the genus Micrococcus: Kocuria gen. nov.

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However, the peritoneal dialysate fluid was turbid. From the Microbial Earth Project. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

In particular, our observations revealed massive growth and pigment enhancement of K. The intraperitoneal administration of amikacin and cefazolin was started for the empirical treatment of CAPD kocurix.

Detection of the intercellular adhesion gene cluster ica and phase variation in Staphylococcus epidermidis blood culture strains and mucosal isolates. We review the occurrence and clinical significance of Kocuria species. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Kocuria sediminis Bala et al. Kocuria erythromyxa Brooks and Murray Rainey et al. Drug sensitivity kocurix clinical impact of members of the genus Kocuria.


High-resolution genome profiling differentiated Staphylococcus epidermidis strains isolated from patients with ocular infections and normal individuals. Modified oxidase test results differentiate between Kicuria spp negative and Micrococci. Kocuria kristinae endocarditis related to diabetic foot infection.

Kocuria dechangensis Wang et al. A series of 12 Kocuria isolates obtained from a patient subsequently identified as K. Kocuria erythromyxa Brooks and Murray Rainey et al.

Emerging Bacterial Infection: Identification and Clinical Significance of Kocuria Species

Genera and taxa above the rank of genus: Evaluation of a commercial microbial identification system based on fatty acid profiles for rapid, accurate identification of plant pathogenic bacteria. Table of Contents Alerts. The first indication of such a scenario becoming true has been observed through the numerous kocuriw cases of Kocuria infections being reported in a short span of time.

Kocuria marina Kim et al. As a consequence to the absence of evidence-based guidelines for managing Kocuria infections, cases are managed depending on previous experience or similar cases in the literature.

The strains yielded from all the blood and central venous catheter CVC cultures of this patient were indistinguishable and clonal in nature, strongly suggesting recurrent infection and the possibility of a CVC line as a port of entry. In addition to reporting this case, we herein review the literature concerning the emergence of Kocuria as a significant human pathogen.


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Examination of the patient revealed temperature Phylogenetic diversity of the deinococci as determined by 16S ribosomal DNA sequence comparison.

Clearly, it is now more important than earlier to confirm whether K. The majority of cases were kocuriq, acquired in the hospital or endogenous, and different Kocuria species appear to share a common etiology of peritonitis. A Smooth, small, moist, slightly convex, pale-pink colonies of Kocuria observed on sheep blood agar.

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First report of Kocuria marina spontaneous peritonitis in a child. Finally, the identification of Kocuria spp.

Meropenem, ciprofloxacin and clindamycin. The second isolate obtained from the second peritoneal dialysate fluid taken after 3 days showed a colony morphology, growth characteristics, biochemical test results and antibiogram identical to that of first isolate. Kocuria salina Camacho et al.