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CRBSI by Corynebacterium striatum – Full Text

"C. striatum can cause CRBSI in immunocompromised patients when they were treated by intravenous catheters" Ge et al (2020).
Abstract:

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.