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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Phylogenetic diversity of the deinococci as determined by 16S ribosomal DNA sequence comparison. Catheter-related bacteremia with pulmonary septic emboli. The underestimated prevalence of this organism is due to its misidentification as coagulase-negative staph and absence of guidelines for its clinical evaluation as a pathogen as it can be a common source of contamination in clinical specimens [ 78 ].

Examination of the patient revealed temperature Original article by Schumann et al. Among the members of this genus, K.

Reclassification of strain Genuepreviously classified as Kocuria varians, as Kocuria carniphila sp. Peritonitis attributable to Kocuria rosea in a pediatric peritoneal dialysis patient. Interestingly, contrary to the earlier observations, our isolate is very close to K. Kocuria flava Zhou et al. Kocuria kristinae is opportunistic Gram-positive cocci from the family Micrococcaceae.

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Studies by Lee et al. Persistent bloodstream infection with Kocuria rhizophila related to a damaged central catheter. In the present case report, we describe a case of catheter-related blood stream infection caused by K.

Kocuria gwangalliensis Seo et al. Biofilm assays involving a large number of isolates may provide definite answers with regard to the biofilm-forming capability of K. Abstract Although not previously known to cause human infections, Kocuria species have now emerged as human pathogens, mostly in compromised hosts with severe kocuuria disease. Kocuria are Gram-positive, coccoid actinobacteria that occur in tetrads belonging to the family Micrococcaceae, suborder Micrococcineae, order Actinomycetales [ 1 ].


Taxonomic dissection of the genus Micrococcus: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol ; A recent report of K. These infections are associated with different cancers, acute cholecystitis and other metabolic disorders.

In addition, the typical pigmentation of Kocuria colonies generally becomes more distinct with age. Alexander Muacevic and John R Kkocuria.

Kocuria polaris Reddy et al. Infection of a ventriculoatrial shunt with phenotypically variable Staphylococcus epidermidis masquerading as polymicrobial bacteremia due to various coagulase-negative Staphylococci and Kocuria varians.

The number of cases reported has increased over the past five years, most likely due to the improved identification systems for the diagnosis of this infective agent. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in gehus medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Erroneous reporting of coagulase-negative Staphylococci as Kocuria spp.

See Emerg Microbes Infect. They were reported to cause catheter-related bacteremia in immunocompromised patients and those with chronic illness, peritonitis, cholecystitis, and urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling urinary catheters [ 3 — 6 ].

The hemoglobin concentration was 9. Kocuria erythromyxa Brooks and Murray Rainey et al. The possibility of biofilm formation on the catheter was attributed to treatment failure in one of the cases, although it was not investigated.

Two cases of peritonitis caused by Kocuria marina in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Drug sensitivity and clinical impact of members of the genus Kocuria. Kocurianamed after Miroslav Kocur, a Slovakian microbiologist for his pioneering studies on Gram-stain-positive cocci. Kocuria aegyptia Li et al.


Kocuria kristinae endocarditis related to diabetic foot infection. Indeed, an understanding of these aspects may avoid the hasty classification of Kocuria as contaminating micrococci in a clinical setup. These complications followed catheter-related blood stream infection [ 3 ].

Taxonomy of the genus Kocuria Stackebrandt et al.

Multiple episodes of sepsis, febrile neutropenia, and increased platelets, white blood cell counts and C-reactive protein levels are the common manifestations of Kocuria infection. Kocuria Stackebrandt et al. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet, PondicherryIndia. Kocuria spp have been reported to be normal flora kkcuria human skin and oral cavity and are usually regarded as laboratory contaminants and ignored when isolated in the clinical specimens undermining its pathogenic potential.

Many recent studies, including ours, correctly identified Kocuria spp. Ventriculo-peritoneal VP shunt infection. Bacteremia caused by Kocuria kristinae in a patient with acute geuns. This bacterium genua first identified and described by Miroslav Kosur, a Slovakian microbiologist.

Comparison of various methods for differentiation of Staphylococci and Micrococci. Catheter-related bacteremia due to Kocuria kristinae in a patient with ovarian cancer. Published online Oct Central venous catheter-related bacteremia caused by Kocuria kristinae: Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Taxon Record Name Record family.