Brachybacterium nesterenkovii isolated from a human blood culture-a first report.
Brummaier T., Hinfothong P., Soe NL., Tongmanakit J., Watthanaworawit W., Ling C.
<i>Brachybacterium</i> 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 <i>Brachybacterium nesterenkovii</i> 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 <i>B. nesterenkovii</i> once more. To our knowledge this is the first time that <i>B. nesterenkovii</i> has been isolated from human blood cultures during the course of a systemic infection.