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Corynebacterium striatum meningitis: case report and review of an increasingly important Corynebacterium species.
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PMID:  8953066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For a long time, corynebacteria were considered simple cutaneous contaminants with little potential pathogenicity. Corynebacterium striatum is a known saprophytic cutaneous bacterium; however, in the last decade, this organism has been increasingly recognized as a pathogen. It has been mostly implicated in respiratory tract and blood infections. To our knowledge, we report the first case of meningitis due to C. striatum. Treatment with intravenous vancomycin resulted in therapeutic success. We also thoroughly review all previously reported cases of C. striatum infection. Identification of Corynebacterium species can be difficult because of rapid taxonomic changes, and susceptibility testing for these microorganisms is not yet standardized. However, because of their growing clinical importance, data on these bacteria are accumulating.
K Weiss; A C Labbé; M Laverdière
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-14     Completed Date:  1997-03-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1246-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Corynebacterium / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Corynebacterium Infections* / cerebrospinal fluid,  drug therapy,  microbiology,  physiopathology
Injections, Intravenous
Meningitis, Bacterial* / cerebrospinal fluid,  drug therapy,  microbiology,  physiopathology
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Vancomycin / therapeutic use
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Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Dec;25(6):1486-7   [PMID:  9431411 ]

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