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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 323-324

Corynebacterium striatum: An emerging nosocomial pathogen in a case of laryngeal carcinoma


1 Department of Microbiology, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
S Mohapatra
Department of Microbiology, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.136589

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Corynebacterium striatum is an emerging nosocomial pathogen associated with wound infections, pneumonia and meningitis. It is also a multidrug-resistant pathogen causing high morbidity. This is a report of an unusual case of wound infection in a patient with laryngeal carcinoma. Accurate diagnosis of the infection and prompt management helped in a favourable outcome for the patient. This case highlights the role of C. striatum as an important nosocomial pathogen in immunocompromised patients.






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