Tigecycline treatment of multi-drug-resistant Corynebacterium jeikeium
infection in a child with relapsing and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Subsequent identification of Corynebacterium jeikeium was reported 24 hours later by the hospital-based Vitek 2[R] microbial identification system.
In this case, the Vitek 2 identified the organism as Corynebacterium jeikeium, consistent with published data indicating a relatively significant degree of disagreement between MALDI-TOF and API (Remel) identification .
Corynebacterium jeikeium Growth and Protein Expression When Studied in Serum.
Corynebacterium jeikeium is a gram positive, opportunistic pathogen that could cause blood born infections including bacteremia, septicemia, and endocarditis; primarily in immunocompromised individuals having had open heart surgery.
Among these are Corynebacterium jeikeium
, Bacillus cereus, S.
aureus, MRSA, CoNS, streptococci, ampicillin-resistant or -susceptible enterococci, and Corynebacterium jeikeium.
aureus Other streptococci and 52 (28.9) 18 (15.5) enterococci Corynebacterium jeikeium 2 (1.1) 0 Culture considered 20 (11.1) 20 (17.2) contaminated * MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
In addition, a degenerate oligonucleotide probe synthesized from the deduced amino acid sequence of a serum-induced protein isolated from the bacterium Corynebacterium jeikeium
hybridized to purified V.
EFFECT OF SERUM ON GROWTH OF AN OPPORTUNISTIC PATHOGEN Corynebacterium jeikeium
. Michael L.