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

Granulicatella adiacens: An unusual causative organism for postoperative spinal infection

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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/EJSS.EJSS_3_18

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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.

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