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First Case of Bacteremia Caused by Kytococcus schroeteri in a Child With Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Bayraktar, Banu, MD, PhD, D(ABMM)*; Dalgic, Nazan, MD; Duman, Nurcan, MD*; Petmezci, Ercüment, MD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: December 2018 - Volume 37 - Issue 12 - p e304–e305
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002014
Immunology Reports

Kytococcus schroeteri is a commensal organism of the human skin, which may cause serious infections in immunocompromised patients. We report the first case of K. schroeteri bacteremia in a child with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (Bruker Daltonics, Germany). İdentification was confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

From the *Clinical Microbiology Department

Pediatric Infectious Disease Department

Pediatric Intensive Care Department, Health Science University (HSU) Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.

Accepted for publication February 6, 2018.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: Banu Bayraktar, MD, PhD, D(ABMM), Ataköy 7-8.kisim, Turkuaz Sitesi, A23 A D:10, 34156 İstanbul, Turkey. E-mail:

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