Am J Clin Microbiol Antimicrob | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Penicillin Resistant Aerococcus viridans Septicemia in an Immunocompetent Person: An Unusual Case Report

Shreekant Tiwari and Monalisah Nanda

Department of Microbiology, Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital, India Department of Skin & VD, Srirama Chandra Bhanja Medical College & Hospital, India

*Correspondance to: Shreekant Tiwari 

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Abstract

Aerococcus viridans is a catalase negative, gram positive coccus that is usually air borne and widely distributed in hospital environment. This is an unusual pathogen causing bacteremia and septicemia. Aerococcus viridans can be easily misidentified as alpha hemolytic streptococci because of similar colony morphology on blood agar, with staphylococci they share microscopic appearance and with enterococci they partly share antibiotic resistance pattern. Although aerococci were reported to be of low virulence but still it can cause severe infection in immunocompromised host. Infection in immunocompetant host is very rarely documented. Herewith we are reporting a case of septicemia caused by Aerococcus viridans in an immunocompetent host. To the best of my knowledge after web search of medical literature this is the first documented case of septicemia caused by Aerococcus viridans in an immunocompetent host from India. Patient treated successfully with appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Keywords:

Aerococcus viridians; Immunocompetent; Septicemia

Citation:

Tiwari S, Nanda M. Penicillin Resistant Aerococcus viridans Septicemia in an Immunocompetent Person: An Unusual Case Report. Am J Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2020; 3(1): 1046.

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