Kataria R.,Wadia Hospital for Children |
Shah I.,Wadia Hospital for Children
International Journal of STD and AIDS | Year: 2014
Although coagulase-negative staphylococci (CONS) constitute normal flora of the human body, some species can produce human infections, particularly when the host defense is breached. There is little evidence of the pathogenicity of CONS in HIV-infected individuals. We present the case of a 14-year-old HIV-infected boy who presented with a right lower zone pneumonia and a cutaneous abscess, following which he developed pancytopaenia due to underlying CONS infection that responded to antibiotic treatment. © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.