Micrococcus sedentarius bacteraemia presenting with haemophagocytic syndrome in previously healthy boy

Kuskonmaz B. B., Kara A., Ozen M., Cengiz A., Ozen M., Secmeer G., ...More

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.38, no.2, pp.146-148, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Haemophagocytic syndromes are the clinical manifestation of an increased macrophagic activity with haemophagocytosis. Infection-associated HS was originally described by Risdall in 1979, in viral disease. Since the initial description HS has also been documented in patients with bacterial, parasitic or fungal infections. We describe a case of Micrococcus sedentarius bacteraemia in a previously healthy 10-y-old boy with haemophagocytic syndrome. Species of micrococci are generally considered as non-pathogenic commensals that colonize the skin, mucosae and oropharynx. We report the first case of Microccoccus sedentarius bacteraemia in an immunocompetent host and first case of HS associated with Micrococcus species.