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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 374-375

Corynebacterium macginleyi` a rare bacteria causing infection in an immunocompromised patient


1 Department of Microbiology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India
3 Department of Medicine, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Meena Dias
Department of Microbiology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.73361

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Corynebacterium species are normal flora of skin and mucous membrane. In recent years, coryneforms have emerged as important opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients. Majority of the Corynebacterium macginleyi isolates are from conjunctiva and cornea. The only reported non ocular isolates are from urinary tract infection, intra-venous catheter related infection, valvular endocarditis and septicaemia. We report herein a rare case of C. macginleyi isolated from tracheostomy site secretions in a patient with carcinoma larynx which was treated successfully with Cefoperazone-sulbactum for seven days and replacing tracheostomy tube. This is the first case of C. macginleyi reported from India.


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