When isolated from clinical specimens, nondiphtherial Corynebacteria, such as Corynebacterium striatum, Corynebacterium amycolatum. ABSTRACT. We describe an unusual cluster of Corynebacterium striatum infections in 21 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admitted. Objective: To evaluate the clinical significance of and describe factors associated with Corynebacterium striatum infection. Methods: A.

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Linezolid can be considered as an alternative to vancomycin against C. A spontaneous joint infection with Corynebacterium striatum.

Corynebacterium striatum: a diphtheroid with pathogenic potential.

Van Hoek AH, et al. In conclusion, although Corynebacterium could be isolated from a blood culture as a common contaminant, in certain case this observation could conceal a dangerous infection.

Boltin D, et al. Actinomycetaceae Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae.

Kanamycin and streptomycin showed low activity against our C. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

The illness progressed to disseminated intravascular coagulation DIC and disturbance of consciousness on day 67 of admission. Three of the conserved signature proteins have homologs found in the genus Dietziawhich is believed to be the closest related genus to Corynebacterium. Unlike gram-negative bacteria, the gram-positive Corynebacterium species lack lipopolysaccharides that function as antigenic endotoxins in humans.

This work highlights the high prevalence of multi-resistant strains and resistance genes among the C. Please review our privacy policy. Emergence of high-level daptomycin resistance in Corynebacterium striatum in two patients with left ventricular assist device infections. Multidrug-resistant Corynebacterium striatum bacteremia: This study was performed in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki The bacteria group together in a characteristic way, which has been described as the form of a “V”, “palisades”, or “Chinese letters”.


Click on image for details. Gaiellales Rubrobacterales Thermoleophilales Solirubrobacterales. The fact that many different antibiotic resistance profiles could be distinguished among the strains belonging to a particular PFGE pattern revealed that there was not a single strain but several closely related clones producing sporadic infections.

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Acquired antibiotic resistance genes: Multiple drug resistance is caused by the interplay of multiple resistance mechanisms those emerge via the acquisition of extraneous resistance determinants or spontaneous mutations. We obtained XbaI macro-restriction patterns of the 63 C. Corynebacterium diphtheriae Diphtheria Corynebacterium minutissimum Erythrasma Corynebacterium jeikeium Group JK corynebacterium sepsis.

Another cluster has been proposed, consisting of C. The metabolic pathways of Corynebacterium have been further manipulated to produce lysine and threonine. Int J Med Clin Res ;4: Multidrug-resistant Corynebacterium striatum pneumonia in a heart transplant recipient.

Immunity in an infant population in the City shriatum S. Single mutations in the residue Ser or in the residue Asp described by Sierra et al. Perhaps the most notable one is C. Retrieved 6 May PFGE patterns and antibiotic resistance profiles of the 63 C.


Susceptibility to aminoglycosides and distribution of aph and aac 3 -XI genes among Corynebacterium striatum clinical isolates. Corynebacterium Striatum infecting a Malignant cutaneous lesion: Brandenburg AH, et al. International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

All strains corynebacterihm susceptible to vancomycin, linezolid, and daptomycin. Views Read Edit View history. These form a complex commonly seen in Corynebacterium species: Relationship between mutations in the gyrA gene and corynwbacterium resistance in clinical isolates of Corynebacterium striatum and Corynebacterium amycolatum. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Indian J Med Microbiol ; We describe the high incidence of drug resistance in our C.

Many genetic manipulations conducted in industry are by traditional cross-over methods or inhibition of transcriptional activators. Corynebacterium striatum is an emerging nosocomial pathogen associated with wound infections, pneumonia and meningitis. Wikispecies has information related to Corynebacterium. Clonal multidrug-resistant Corynebacterium striatum strains, Italy. Multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant and pandrug-resistant bacteria: Resistance to fluoroquinolones in Corynebacterium spp.

Tauch A, et al. However, in recent years, they have been reported as emerging opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients with end-stage cancer, hematologic malignancy, and critical condition [ 2 ].