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Osteomyelitis caused by Corynebacterium jeikeium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7602508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case study has been presented where C. jeikeium was isolated as the causative bacterium of an osteomyelitis of the fifth metatarsal. Partial amputation, local wound care, frequent and aggressive debridement, and appropriate antibiotics were all used with apparent success. The lack of complete patient follow-up prohibits the authors from declaring the infection cured; however, all signs of infection were absent immediately prior to discharge. The authors believe this to be the first reported case of Corynebacterium species as the bacterial isolate in confirmed osteomyelitis.
S F Boc; J D Martone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  85     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-04     Completed Date:  1995-08-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Corynebacterium / isolation & purification*
Corynebacterium Infections* / drug therapy
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / drug therapy,  etiology*,  surgery
Vancomycin / therapeutic use
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