The most common species isolated were Corynebacterium striatum, C.
Corynebacterium striatum are recognized with true infectious agents when isolated in cultures.
* Multidrug-Resistant Corynebacterium striatum
Associated with Increased Use of Parenteral Antimicrobial Drugs
1 1 (100) Total 35 33 (94) 1(3) Other nontarget 1 Gram-positives Corynebacterium striatum
1 Total isolates 36 BC-GP (monomicrobial cultures) Organism Number of Number (%) organisms of isolates Incorrectly Correctly identified identified Staphylococcus 22 22 (100) S.
When isolated from clinical specimens, nondiphtherial Corynebacteria, such as Corynebacterium striatum, Corynebacterium amycolatum, Corynebacterium minutissimum, Corynebacterium xerosis, and Corynebacterium freneyi, were originally thought to be contaminants , as these strains are commonly considered as part of the normal flora of human skin and mucous membranes.
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15 Klebsiella pneumoniae 15 Klebsiella ozaenae 12 Staphylococcus haemolyticus 11 Corynebacterium striatum
10 Citrobacter amalonaticus 09 Micrococcus spp.
* Use comments when reporting unusual pathogens (e.g., sputum culture results: "Many Corynebacterium striatum
recovered--predominant organism." This organism has been increasingly reported as the etiologic agent of various human infections, including bacteremic and fatal pleuropulmonary infections.) (11)
At the University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle, WA, USA), Corynebacterium striatum
has historically been the second most commonly isolated Corynebacterium species, after C.
The factors with sensitivity <1 include Streptococcus agalactiae, Corynebacterium striatum
, and Stenotrophomonas maltopilia.
Nosocomial outbreak of Corynebacterium striatum
infection in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
We assessed the clinical relevance and performed molecular characterization of 36 multidrug-resistant strains of Corynebacterium striatum
. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis confirmed a single clone, possessing erm(X), tetA/B, cmxA/B, and aphA1 genes, but few related subclones.