The pathogenicity of the nondiphtheria corynebacteria, most commonly known as coryneform bacteria in humans has been recognized in the last two decades. Corynebacterium xerosis is part of the normal flora of the skin, nasopharynx, conjunctives and it has recently been isolated from vaginal swabs. During the last few years, there has been an increased number of case reports claiming an association of C. xerosis with diseases, like septicemia, endocarditis, pleuropneumonia, peritonitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, mediastinitis, meningitis, ventriculitis specially in immunocompromised patients or surgical patients. Infections due to C. xerosis have been reported rarely in newborn. We report a case of sepsis due to C. xerosis in a newborn without evident immunodeficiency. Our case further support the recognition of C. xerosis as a human pathogen and reinforces the fact that it should not be routinely considered as a contaminant.

SEPSIS CAUSED BY CORYNEBACTERIUM XEROSIS IN NEONATOLOGY: REPORT OF A CLINICAL CASE / Ferrari, Fabrizio; Cattani, S; Venturelli, C; Berardi, A; Bussetti, C; DE CARIS, V; Casolari, C; Piccinini, L; Pastorelli, S; DELLA CASA MUTTINI, E; Gallo, C; Rumpianesi, F.. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - STAMPA. - 71 SUPPL.:(2000), pp. 777-780.

SEPSIS CAUSED BY CORYNEBACTERIUM XEROSIS IN NEONATOLOGY: REPORT OF A CLINICAL CASE

FERRARI, Fabrizio;BERARDI A;
2000

Abstract

The pathogenicity of the nondiphtheria corynebacteria, most commonly known as coryneform bacteria in humans has been recognized in the last two decades. Corynebacterium xerosis is part of the normal flora of the skin, nasopharynx, conjunctives and it has recently been isolated from vaginal swabs. During the last few years, there has been an increased number of case reports claiming an association of C. xerosis with diseases, like septicemia, endocarditis, pleuropneumonia, peritonitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, mediastinitis, meningitis, ventriculitis specially in immunocompromised patients or surgical patients. Infections due to C. xerosis have been reported rarely in newborn. We report a case of sepsis due to C. xerosis in a newborn without evident immunodeficiency. Our case further support the recognition of C. xerosis as a human pathogen and reinforces the fact that it should not be routinely considered as a contaminant.
71 SUPPL.
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780
SEPSIS CAUSED BY CORYNEBACTERIUM XEROSIS IN NEONATOLOGY: REPORT OF A CLINICAL CASE / Ferrari, Fabrizio; Cattani, S; Venturelli, C; Berardi, A; Bussetti, C; DE CARIS, V; Casolari, C; Piccinini, L; Pastorelli, S; DELLA CASA MUTTINI, E; Gallo, C; Rumpianesi, F.. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - STAMPA. - 71 SUPPL.:(2000), pp. 777-780.
Ferrari, Fabrizio; Cattani, S; Venturelli, C; Berardi, A; Bussetti, C; DE CARIS, V; Casolari, C; Piccinini, L; Pastorelli, S; DELLA CASA MUTTINI, E; Gallo, C; Rumpianesi, F.
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