Background: C. striatum is an innocuous inhabitant of the normal human epithelial and mucosal surfaces. The C. striatum ´s thogenic potential is increasingly recognized in our time.
Methods: We present a rare case of CRBSI by C. striatum in a 57-yr-old male patient. The patient suffered from many basic diseases and was admitted to hospital of shock.
Results: The patient finally died of septic shock caused by CRBSI due to multidrug-resistant C. striatum which responded neither to empiric nor to targeted treatment.
Conclusions: C. striatum can cause CRBSI in immunocompromised patients when they were treated by intravenous catheters.Reference:
Ge Y, Lu J, Feng S, Ji W, Tong H. A case of catheter related bloodstream infection by Corynebacterium striatum. IDCases. 2020 Oct 27;22:e00987. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00987. PMID: 33194547; PMCID: PMC7644921.