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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets

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ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
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Case Report

Corynebacterium Striatum, an Emerging Nosocomial Pathogen: Case Reports

Author(s): Priya Datta, Varsha Gupta, Menal Gupta*, Kritika Pal and Jagdish Chander

Volume 21 , Issue 2 , 2021

Published on: 24 February, 2020

Page: [301 - 303] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200224103405

Price: $65

Abstract

Background: Corynebacterium striatum is an emerging nosocomial pathogen, capable of causing a variety of infections in immunocompromised and hospitalized patients.

Case Presentation: 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.

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