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Pulmonary abscess due to Corynebacterium striatum.

Authors
  • Batson, J H
  • Mukkamala, R
  • Byrd, R P Jr
  • Roy, T M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1996
Volume
89
Issue
4
Pages
115–116
Identifiers
PMID: 8867228
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Non-diphtheria corynebacteria are normal commensals of the skin and mucous membranes of humans. Increasingly, however, these saprophytic organisms are being recognized as pathogens. Patients infected with these bacteria typically have an underlying immunosuppressive process and/or an indwelling venous catheter. Pleuropulmonary infection with Corynebacterium striatum is rare. We present a patient with diabetes mellitus who developed an intrapulmonary abscess due to C. striatum.

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