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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 32-33

A child with brain abscess due to Gemella haemolysans

Pediatrics Department, Makassed General Hospital, Lebanon

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Sirin Mneimneh
Pediatrics Department, Makassed General Hospital
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Gemella Haemolysans, are Gram positive cocci that are considered to be normal inhabitants of the mucous membranes of the oropharynx, but are considered rare pathogens in case of bacterial brain abscess. We report, to our knowledge, the second pediatric case of Gemella Haemolysans brain abscess in an 8-year-old child, with no previous medical problems. Because of its similarity with Streptococcus viridans group, Gemella Haemolysans often remains under diagnosed in the laboratory, constituting a great challenge for many microbiologists in its correct identification.

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