Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002
Nosocomial Endocarditis Caused by Corynebacterium amycolatum and Other Nondiphtheriae Corynebacteria
|Organism: gram-positive rod, nonmotile, catalase positive||Colonial morphology||Further identification||Antibiotic sensitivity pattern (Stokes plate)|
|Corynebacterium amycolatum Case 1||Dry, graya||Coryne API GLCb||Rif, Teic, Vanc||Cip, Ery, F, Gent, Pen, Trim|
|C. striatum Case 2||Moist, white, smootha||Coryne API||Cip, Ery, F, Gent, Rif, Trim, Teic, Vanc||Pen|
|C. jeikeiun Case 3||Gray, nonhemolytica (aerobic growth)||Coryne API||Rif, Teic, Vanc||Cip, Ery, F, Gent, Pen, Trim|
aHorse blood agar at 37°C.
bAPI = analytical profile index; GLC = gas liquid chromatography; Cip = ciprofloxacin; Ery = erythromycin; F = fucidin; Gent = gentamicin; Pen = penicillin; Rif = rifampicin; Teic = teicoplanin; Trim = Trimethoprim; Vanc = vancomycin.
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