The genus Rothia are emerging as opportunistic pathogens associated with various infections in immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. This review describes the taxonomy, cell wall structure, pathogenesis, phenotypic and molecular characteristics, clinical diseases, treatment and, as well as, the related genera that may be misidentified by Rothia species.
Keywords: Infection; Opportunistic pathogen; Rothia; Taxonomy; Treatment.
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