Infections related to Granulicatella adiacens: Report of two cases and review of literature


MACIN S., İNKAYA A. Ç. , TUNCER O. O. , ÜNAL S., Akyon Y.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.34, no.4, pp.547-550, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0255-0857.195377
  • Journal Name: INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.547-550
  • Keywords: Granulicatella adiacens, infection, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation - time of flight mass spectrometry, ENDOCARDITIS, DIAGNOSIS, ABIOTROPHIA, ARTHRITIS, SYSTEM

Abstract

Infections due to nutritionally variant streptococci are diagnosed rarely due to difficulties encountered during identification and isolation. Mortality rate in these infections is high therefore appropriate supplemented media and reliable detection systems should be implemented to isolate these fastidious organisms. Here, we describe two cases of Granulicatella adiacens infections. All microbiologic identifications were made with MALDI-TOF Vitek MS (BioMerieux, France), and the results confirmed by 16S ribotyping.