Rothia mucilaginosa meningitis after sinus surgery: A case report and literature review

Karapinar B. A. , Sen C. , Basaran B., Aydin D.

Acta Medica Mediterranea, vol.35, no.3, pp.1245-1249, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2019_3_190
  • Title of Journal : Acta Medica Mediterranea
  • Page Numbers: pp.1245-1249


Introduction: Rothia mucilaginosa, a member of the family Micrococcaceae, which is a normal flora member of the upper respiratory tract. Infections are very rare, but often causes opportunistic infections in immunosuppressed patients. We report the first case of Rothia mucilaginosa meningitis due to sinus surgery in a healty adult in Turkey. A literature research was done for the meningitis caused by Rothia mucilaginosa until recently.