Rothia mucilaginosa bacteremia, meningitis leading to diffuse cerebritis in an adolescent patient undergoing acute myeloid leukemia chemotherapy causing significant morbidity

Rachel Dena Robertson, Arun Panigrahi, Ritu Cheema

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Abstract

Infections with Rothia mucilaginosa are rare. We present an unusual case of Rothia mucilaginosa in an immunocompromised host, which is usually considered a low virulence pathogen. The objective of this report is to highlight spectrum of clinical presentations in an immunocompromised individual and discuss various antimicrobial treatment options in the light of lack of definitive treatment guidelines for this organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • cerebritis
  • chemotherapy
  • immunocompromised
  • lung nodules
  • meningitis
  • Rothia mucilaginosa
  • septic emboli

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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