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<i>Corynebacterium minutissimum</i> Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Host with Cellulitis

Alexander B Granok, Patti Benjamin and Lee S Garrett

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 4, pages e40-e42
Published in print August 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/341981
Corynebacterium minutissimum Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Host with Cellulitis

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Since its original description in 1961, Corynebacterium minutissimum, the causative agent of erythrasma, has rarely been associated with extracutaneous disease. We report a case of cellulitis and bacteremia due to C. minutissimum We discuss the treatment of C. minutissimum infection and describe the clinical settings in which isolation of Corynebacterium species from blood cultures should be considered significant

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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