coryneform bacteria


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Related to coryneform bacteria: Corynebacterium xerosis, diphtheroids

cor·y·ne·form bac·te·ri·a

common name for nondiphtheria Corynebacterium, usually a nonpathogenic component of skin and oropharyngeal flora in humans and animals, can cause opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host.
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The comprehensive and worldwide acknowledged expertise of the IMM in the field of coryneform bacteria, actinomycetes, fastidious Gram-negative rods and moulds will also be adopted in our developments.
Isolates of coryneform bacteria were subjected to conventional biochemical tests (3), and were evaluated after prolonged incubation at 37[degrees]C for as long as 14 days.
By using the standardized systems API Coryne and VITEK2-compact for coryneform bacteria, erroneous identification was made of most isolates (10 and 11 cases, respectively) from game animals as C.
Our results also confirm the difficulty in phenotypic identification of these strains and the need to use a molecular approach to identify coryneform bacteria with clinical relevance.
1) have published guidelines for identifying the coryneform bacteria, including simple phenotypic characteristics but also recommending more complex chemotaxonomic investigations and molecular genetic analysis if phenotypic characteristics do not differentiate between species.
are a gram-positive coryneform bacteria, recently identified in three patients as a cause of systemic infections (1,2), including two associated with indwelling implantable subcutaneous central venous catheters (2).
Another subgroup (from Germany) consisted of six patients [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] infections (mentioned briefly in an earlier publication on coryneform bacteria [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] seventh patient had C diphtheriae biotype gravis [7]).