Published: 2019-12-25

Streptococcus pseudoporcinus: a rare cause of bacteraemia in an immune-compromised patient

Bichitrananda Swain, Sarita Otta, Priyadarshini Bhoi


Streptococcus pseudoporcinus, a ß-haemolytic Streptococcus is known to cause genital infections. Author report a rare case of Streptococcus pseudoporcinus bacteremia in an immune-compromised male patient diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia eight months back. The organism was identified as a beta hemolytic bacterium which was catalase negative, oxidase positive and bacitracin resistant. Automated methods (VITEK-2) confirmed the organism to be Streptococcus pseudoporcinus.


Bacteremia, ß-haemolytic Streptococcus, Immuno-compromise, Streptococcus pseudoporcinus, VITEK-2

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