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The role of opportunistic species of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum in the pathogenesis of CAP (Community Acquired Pneumonia).
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PMID:  15314974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The analysis of eight cases of CAP (Community Acquired Pneumonia) was performed. The clinical samples of sputum were obtained from patients at which C. pseudodiphtheriticum strains were isolated in the quantity indicating the etiologic agent of infection. In two patients, K. pneumoniae and S. aureus were isolated simultaneously. They were considered as coexisting in the infection. C. pseudodiphtheriticum strains were highly susceptible to antibiotics. They were resistant to Erythromycin (87.5%), Clindamycin (87.5%), Lincomycin (75.5%), Trimeth./Sulfam.(37.5%), Chloramfenicol (37.5%). In the examined group of patients (five persons), the infection with C. pneumoniae was detected as recently passed or in progress with chronic character as the high level of specific antibodies (IgG or IgG and IgA) was present. That fact could predispose to infection with the opportunistic species of C. pseudodiphtheriticum. Of all the examined patients, three were infected with C. pseudodiphtheriticum as the only species responsible for infection (CAP).
Alina Chudnicka; Katarzyna Szmygin-Milanowska; Robert Kieszko; Janusz Milanowski; Maria Kozioł-Montewka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska. Sectio D: Medicina     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0066-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-18     Completed Date:  2004-11-09     Revised Date:  2009-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414101     Medline TA:  Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Community-Acquired Infections / microbiology
Corynebacterium / isolation & purification,  pathogenicity*
Corynebacterium Infections*
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*
Sputum / microbiology

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