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Article: Kocuria kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis

TitleKocuria kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis
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Issue Date2005
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinfectdis/
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Bmc Infectious Diseases, 2005, v. 5 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Kocuria, previously classified into the genus of Micrococcus, is commonly found on human skin. Two species, K. rosea and K. kristinae, are etiologically associated with catheter-related bacteremia. Case presentation: We describe the first case of K. kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis. The microorganism was isolated from the bile of a 56-year old Chinese man who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. He developed post-operative fever that resolved readily after levofloxacin treatment. Conclusion: Our report of K. kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis expands the clinical spectrum of infections caused by this group of bacteria. With increasing number of recent reports describing the association between Kocuria spp. and infectious diseases, the significance of their isolation from clinical specimens cannot be underestimated. A complete picture of infections related to Kocuria spp. will have to await the documentation of more clinical cases. © 2005 Ma et al; license BioMed Central Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45190
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.510
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dc.contributor.authorMa, ESKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CLPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, KTWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, ECHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYam, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, ACWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:19:24Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:19:24Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBmc Infectious Diseases, 2005, v. 5en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1471-2334en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45190-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Kocuria, previously classified into the genus of Micrococcus, is commonly found on human skin. Two species, K. rosea and K. kristinae, are etiologically associated with catheter-related bacteremia. Case presentation: We describe the first case of K. kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis. The microorganism was isolated from the bile of a 56-year old Chinese man who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. He developed post-operative fever that resolved readily after levofloxacin treatment. Conclusion: Our report of K. kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis expands the clinical spectrum of infections caused by this group of bacteria. With increasing number of recent reports describing the association between Kocuria spp. and infectious diseases, the significance of their isolation from clinical specimens cannot be underestimated. A complete picture of infections related to Kocuria spp. will have to await the documentation of more clinical cases. © 2005 Ma et al; license BioMed Central Ltd.en_HK
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dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinfectdis/en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsB M C Infectious Diseases. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.subject.meshCholecystitis - complications - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshGram-Positive Bacterial Infections - complications - drug therapy - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMicrococcaceae - isolation & purificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.subject.meshOfloxacin - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.titleKocuria kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitisen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYam, WC:wcyam@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2334-5-60en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume5en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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