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Corynebacterium Striatum, An Emerging Nosocomial Pathogen: Case Reports

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Priya Datta, Varsha Gupta, Menal Gupta*, Kritika Pal and Jagdish Chander   Pages 307 - 309 ( 3 )

Abstract:


Corynebacterium striatum is an emerging nosocomial pathogen, capable of causing a variety of infections in immunocompromised and hospitalized patients. We describe three cases of infection by C. striatum that were initially considered as contamination. Clinical suspicion in the wake of predisposing factors and accurate identification, using the Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), were key to implicate this commensal bacterium as a cause of infection.

Keywords:

Corynebacterium striatum, diphtheroid, nosocomial, wound infection, pneumonia, MALDI, case report.

Affiliation:

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh



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