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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 3 May 2013 > CASE REPORT > Corynebacterium striatum: An Emerging Nosocomial Drug-Resistant Endocardial Pathogen

Corynebacterium striatum: An Emerging Nosocomial Drug-Resistant Endocardial Pathogen

Manuel L. Fernandez Guerrero, Ignacio Robles, Maria del Carmen Nogales, Debora Nuevo

Division of Infectious Diseases (Department of Internal Medicine), Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Endocarditis due to Corynebacterium striatum has been rarely reported. A 78-year-old patient developed pacemaker endocarditis caused by multidrug-resistant C. striatum, complicated by vertebral osteomyelitis and epidural abscess. Daptomycin therapy successfully  eradicated the bacteremia and metastatic infection. A review of the English literature on this emerging nosocomial, multidrug-resistant pathogen is included.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:428-430

Corynebacterium striatum: An Emerging Nosocomial Drug-Resistant Endocardial Pathogen

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