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diphtheroid

 [dif´thĕ-roid]
1. resembling diphtheria or the diphtheria bacillus.

diph·the·roid

(dif'thĕ-royd),
1. One of a group of local infections suggesting diphtheria, but caused by microorganisms other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Synonym(s): Epstein disease, false diphtheria, pseudodiphtheria
2. Any microorganism resembling Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
[diphtheria + G. eidos, resemblance]

diphtheroid

/diph·the·roid/ (dif´thĕ-roid)
1. resembling diphtheria or the diphtheria bacillus.
2. any member of Corynebacterium other than C. diphtheriae.

diphtheroid

[dif′thəroid′]
Etymology: Gk, diphthera, leather membrane, eidos, form
1 pertaining to diphtheria.
2 resembling the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

diph·the·roid

(dif'thĕ-royd)
1. One of a group of local infections suggesting diphtheria, but caused by microorganisms other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Synonym(s): pseudodiphtheria.
2. Any microorganism resembling Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
[diphtheria + G. eidos, resemblance]

Epstein,

Alois, Czech pediatrician working in Austria, 1849-1918.
Epstein disease - one of a group of local infections suggesting diphtheria, but caused by microorganisms other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Synonym(s): diphtheroid
Epstein pearls - multiple small white epithelial inclusion cysts found in the midline of the palate in newborn infants.
Epstein sign - lid retraction in an infant, giving it a frightened expression and a wild glance.
Epstein symptom

diph·the·roid

(dif'thĕ-royd)
One of a group of local infections suggesting diphtheria, but caused by microorganisms other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
Synonym(s): Epstein disease.
[diphtheria + G. eidos, resemblance]

diphtheroid

1. resembling the diphtheria bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae. See also coryneform.
2. pseudodiphtheria.
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The most common organisms isolated after the third day of incubation were Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylocci, and diphtheroids.
Difficulties in differentiating a rapidly growing Mycobacterium species from diphtheroids in an immunocompromised patient.
equi was originally termed Corynebacterium equi due to its morphological characteristics representing diphtheroids.
Of the 19 units manifesting growth, 16 yielded only diphtheroids, 1 unit grew coagulase-negative staphylococci, 1 unit grew diphtheroids and micrococci, and 1 unit grew diphtheroids and coagulase-negative staphylococci.
The organism should not be dismissed as diphtheroids and skin contaminants, since this is a key identifier of initial patients.
This finding is complicated by the fact that these gram-positive bacilli may be misidentified as contaminating diphtheroids (9).
It is caused by an overgrowth of diphtheroids, which are part of the normal skin flora.
The heaviest bacterial load was found on the sleeves and the pockets of these garments; the organisms most frequently isolated were Staphylococcus aureus, diphtheroids, and Acine-tobacter spp.
smegmatis (ATCC 607) (all of them obtained from Tuberculosis Research Centre, Chennai, India); Gram-positive bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 12228), [beta] haemolytic Streptococci (laboratory isolate), Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6644), Diphtheroids (laboratory isolate), Propionibacterium acnes (laboratory isolate), Nocardia asteroides (laboratory isolate), Streptomyces species (laboratory isolate); Gram-negative bacteria including Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 13880) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 7853).
Genomic diversity and phylogenetic relationships among lipid-requiring diphtheroids from humans and characterization of Corynebacterium macginleyi sp.