Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum pneumonia in an immunologically intact host

Richard A. Miller, Anne Rompalo, Marie B. Coyle

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Abstract

Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum, a gram-positive bacillus commonly found in the human oropharynx, has been reported as a rare cause of infection in compromised hosts. We report herein a case of lower respiratory tract infection with Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum in a previously healthy 29-yr-old trauma victim. The organism was the predominant bacterial isolate from two endotracheal aspirates and a specific humoral response was demonstrated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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