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Abstract

Introduction:

Species of the genus are Gram-positive cocci of the family that are ubiquitous in the environment and part of the normal skin and oral flora in humans. A paucity of cases have been reported of as human pathogens and there are currently no evidence-based guidelines for managing these uncommon infections.

Case presentation:

We present two paediatric cases of central line infections with species of the genus that required line removal despite antimicrobial therapy.

Conclusion:

Species of the genus are uncommon human pathogens that have rarely been reported to cause opportunistic infections in both adult and paediatric populations. The cases presented here add to the growing body of literature documenting the pathogenicity of these organisms and the possible need for line removal to achieve clinical cure in central line-associated bacteraemia caused by species of the genus .

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