A bumpy road to the diagnosis of a Kytococcus schroeteri shunt infection

F. Schaumburg, C. Schmalstieg, B. Fiedler, A. Brentrup, H. Omran, K. Becker
2012 Journal of Medical Microbiology  
We report a ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection associated with Kytococcus schroeteri, a Grampositive bacterium from the family Dermacoccaceae. While the biochemical identification systems do not reliably identify this potential pathogen, sequence-based identification is recommended to guide the antibiotic treatment of this intrinsically meticillin-resistant species, which is susceptible to vancomycin, gentamicin and/or rifampicin.
doi:10.1099/jmm.0.045351-0 pmid:23002062 fatcat:6ily5g4n5rf2pkpdaya2txehhi