Journal of Spinal Studies and Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--11

Granulicatella adiacens: An unusual causative organism for postoperative spinal infection


Murahari Penkunlinti1, Rajkiran Reddy Banala2, Vinayak K Santosh1, Nagendra Vishnuvardhan Manyam1, KS Vaisakhi3, GPV Subbaiah4 
1 Department of Spine Surgery, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 SMART, Sunshine Hospitals, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4 Department of Spine Surgery; Department of Microbiology, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
GPV Subbaiah
Department of Spine Surgery, Star Hospitals, Road No 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India

Granulicatella species commonly known as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) are part of the normal oral flora and are found in the endocardium, dental plaques, dental abscesses, and endodontic infection. Severe complications may arise due to its ability to cause a variety of serious infections. The presence of Granulicatella species in spine or surgical site was never noticed or reported. Here, we present a rare case of G. adiacens in the muscular plane of L5–S1 vertebrae which were diagnosed radiologically and also microbiologically to give appropriate treatment to the patient for recovery.


How to cite this article:
Penkunlinti M, Banala RR, Santosh VK, Manyam NV, Vaisakhi K S, Subbaiah G. Granulicatella adiacens: An unusual causative organism for postoperative spinal infection.J Spinal Stud Surg 2018;2:9-11


How to cite this URL:
Penkunlinti M, Banala RR, Santosh VK, Manyam NV, Vaisakhi K S, Subbaiah G. Granulicatella adiacens: An unusual causative organism for postoperative spinal infection. J Spinal Stud Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];2:9-11
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