Nosocomial Pneumonia Caused by Rothia mucilaginosa in a Lung Cancer Patient

Sadıç B., BAŞARAN S., KUŞKUCU M. A., ŞIMŞEK-YAVUZ S., Midilli K., ÇAĞATAY A., ...More

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.27, no.3, pp.121-123, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2014.34
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-123
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Rothia mucilaginosa, previously known as Stomatococcus mucilaginosus, is a Gram-positive coccus and belongs to the family Micrococcaceae. It is considered as normal flora of oropharynx and upper respiratory tract, and rarely causes pneumonia. In this report, we present a case of nosocomial pneumonia caused by R. mucilaginosa, in a patient who recently had neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy for lung cancer.