Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Brachybacterium is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria that rarely causes infections in humans. Here we report the case of an 8-month-old infant who presented with an acute febrile illness. During the diagnostic process, a blood culture was positive with Gram-positive cocci that were identified as Brachybacterium nesterenkovii by MALDI-TOF. As a result of the unclear clinical significance of this isolate and the continuous febrile state, a second blood culture was taken and returned B. nesterenkovii once more. To our knowledge this is the first time that B. nesterenkovii has been isolated from human blood cultures during the course of a systemic infection.

Original publication




Journal article


New microbes and new infections

Publication Date





Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Mae Sot, Thailand.