Streptomyces species has been commonly reported as a cause of mycetoma. Invasive streptomyces infections are rare. We report a case of late onset neonatal septicemia caused by Streptomyces annulatus in a home delivered baby, which was identified based on morphology and biochemical characteristics. Invasive streptomyces infections may be more common than these isolated case reports.
Streptomyces, mycetoma, neonatal septicemia.