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Corynebacterium


Presentation

  • Ocular predisposing factor was present in 14 (63.6%) eyes. Surgical intervention was required in 12 (54.5%) patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We present 3 cases of significant bacteremia by C. amycolatum. Bacterial isoliations from blood culture were obtained using the Vital Systems.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We present a case of 63-year-old man who presented with progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion and lower leg edema, and was diagnosed with heart failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We present a rare case of necrotizing tracheitis secondary to Corynebacterium species, which caused life-threatening airway obstruction in an adult.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • A large part of the pTP10 plasmid of MDR C. striatum M82B is present in the genome of our isolate. A SpaDEF cluster and seven arrays of CRISPR-Cas were found.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Plethora
  • Abstract For successful colonization of a host, pathogenic bacteria are equipped with a plethora of proteins and other components, often designated as virulence factors.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Clearly, the mode of arabinan decoration requires further investigation, because it cannot be expected that a single arabinofuranosyltransferase (Cg-Emb) would be responsible for such a plethora of arabinofuranosyl glycosidic linkages, including the C[doi.org]
Anorexia
  • He presented with recurrent low-grade fevers, lethargy, and anorexia. Multiple blood cultures grew a gram-positive rod, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Leg Edema
  • We present a case of 63-year-old man who presented with progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion and lower leg edema, and was diagnosed with heart failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Foot Ulcer
  • We describe the first reported case of Corynebacterium striatum (C. striatum) relapsing bacteraemia in a patient with peripheral arterial disease and proven Corynebacterium species colonization of a chronic foot ulcer, focusing on the difficulties in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Low Back Pain
  • We describe the case of a 78-year-old man with progressive low back pain for 3 months, irradiating down the lower limbs through L5 and S1 root pathways, associated with distal muscle weakness in both lower limbs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal discharge is most commonly attributed to poor hygiene or nonspecific irritants; however, some patients have recurrent vulvovaginitis that is primarily caused by a variety of bacteria.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Ataxia
  • The infection occurred in a seven-year-old child who had a history of immunosuppression due to ataxia telangiectasia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Lethargy
  • He presented with recurrent low-grade fevers, lethargy, and anorexia. Multiple blood cultures grew a gram-positive rod, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Dizziness
  • Abstract A 54-year-old female with a prosthetic mitral valve presented with a 3-day history of dizziness, subjective fever, and chills. Blood cultures were positive for a pleomorphic Gram-positive rod.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Workup

Actinomyces Israelii
  • ., 1993 Species Corynebacterium israeli (Kruse, 1896) Haupt & Zeki, 1933 accepted as Actinomyces israelii (Kruse 1896) Lachner-Sandoval, 1898 Species Corynebacterium laevaniformans Dias & Bhat, 1962 accepted as Microbacterium laevaniformans (ex Dias &[irmng.org]

Treatment

  • We conclude that the optimal duration of the antibiotic treatment for relapsing C. striatum bacteraemia from a chronic ulcer should be 6 weeks together with surgical treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • AIMS: To report the clinical and microbiological profile along with treatment outcome of patients with endophthalmitis caused by Corynebacterium sp.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • For these patients, identifying the associated pathogens is critical for treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • As soon as the antibiotic treatment for Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum began, together with the use of vacuum-assisted therapy (VAC), the closure of the thoracotomy was accelerated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Granulomatous mastitis resolved after a protracted course with widely variable treatment (antibiotics, surgery, steroids).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prognosis

  • METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all patients from whom C. striatum isolates were recovered from blood culture for analysis of the patients' backgrounds and clinical course including response to antimicrobial therapy and prognosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] pertussis 5 doses before school-age, completed by 4-6 years of age Tdap vaccine booster vaccine at 11-12 years of age should also be given to pregnant mothers and those around them Td vaccine tetanus and diphtheria toxoid vaccine at 10-year intervals Prognosis[step1.medbullets.com]
  • Prognosis Trichomycosis axillaris is a benign infection of the hair with no associated mortality or complications. Once treated, it may recur if preventive measures (eg, shaving, antibacterial soap, antiperspirants) are not taken.[emedicine.com]

Etiology

  • C. propinquum should be recognized as a potential pathogen and included in the etiologic diagnostic algorithm, particularly in patients with immunosuppressive conditions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Here, we describe a case of a 68-year-old female with an ICD presenting with a previously unknown etiological agent of IE, Corynebacterium mucifaciens.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Pure isolation of C. amycolatum in an ocular sample is extremely rare and suggests an etiological role of this microorganism in an ocular or periocular infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The etiology and treatments options of IGM remain controversial. Previous case reports have suggested that Corynebacterium sp., a gram-positive bacillus endogenous to the skin, may be associated with IGM.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This case illustrates C. propinquum as a cause of infective endocarditis, and it demonstrates the utility of ancillary molecular diagnostic techniques to identify etiologic agents in difficult cases of infective endocarditis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Epidemiology

  • We summarise the epidemiology, clinical presentation, microbiology, diagnosis, therapy, and public health aspects of this disease, with emphasis on improving recognition.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We report the epidemiological characterization of Corynebacterium spp. isolated from blood specimens at the Kurume University Hospital, between June 2008 and November 2011.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • CONCLUSIONS: CKSM is a useful addition to routine agar media for the isolation of C. kroppenstedtii, and will be helpful for studying the epidemiology and transmission of this unusual Corynebacterium causing granulomatous mastitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Funding and Disclosures * From the Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Infectious Disease Section, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, and the Charity Hospital[nejm.org]
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Pathophysiology

  • Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the etiological agent of diphtheria and occurs in 2 forms, respiratory and cutaneous diphtheria[mayomedicallaboratories.com]
  • When the pubic hair is affected, the condition is referred to as trichomycosis pubis. [1] Shelley and Shelley noted the coexistence of erythrasma, trichomycosis axillaris, and pitted keratolysis and termed it the corynebacterial triad. [2] Pathophysiology[emedicine.com]
  • We go on to review previously reported cases of C. jeikeium endocarditis and we will discuss different aspects of C. jeikeium infection with a focus on microbiology, pathophysiology, and treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prevention

  • Simple, rapid screening tests should be used to differentiate it from C. diphtheriae and hence, to prevent unnecessary concern in community.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • For the primary prevention of disease caused by diphtheria toxin-producing corynebacteria, vaccination with diphtheria toxoid is recommended.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Out of necessity, we developed a standard operating procedure using enhancements to traditional aseptic surgical technique with concurrent application of both procedural and physical barriers to prevent C. bovis transmission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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