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September 1990

Infections due to Corynebacterium Group D2: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Ronci-Koenig, Tan, and File), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Dr Thomson), Akron (Ohio) City Hospital, and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron.

Arch Intern Med. 1990;150(9):1965-1966. doi:10.1001/archinte.1990.00390200141028

Corynebacterium group D2 is a gram-positive bacillus easily identified in clinical microbiology laboratories. However, this organism is often disregarded as a skin and mucous contaminant. The Spanish literature has recently described Corynebacterium group D2 as a urinary pathogen in a specific patient population. We report a case of Corynebacterium group D2 infection to illustrate the potential pathogenicity and clinical presentation of infection due to this organism in the United States.

(Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:1965-1966)

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