A Rare Case Report Of Corynebacterium minutissimum Causing Bacteremia In An Immunocompetent Patient
Non-diphtherial Corynebacteria (NDC), which are also referred to as Diphtheroids are a widely diverse collection of bacteria. Corynebacterium species are normal flora of skin and mucous membrane . Up to now, the pathogenic potential of coryneform bacteria has been underestimated. In recent years, Coryneforms have emerged as important opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients. Majority of the Corynebacterium minutissimum isolates are from erythrasma. Since its discovery in 1961 Corynebacterium minutissimum is rarely implicated in bacteremia . Though routinely considered as contaminants there are reports which establish NDM as a pathogen so it should not be discarded as contaminants in general. Hereby we report a case of bacteremia due to Corynebacterium minutissimum due to polytrauma by road accident.
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