Corynebacterium

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Corynebacterium

[¦kȯr·ə‚nē·bak′tir·ē·əm]
(microbiology)
A genus of gram-positive, straight or slightly curved rods in the coryneform group of bacteria; club-shaped swellings are common; includes human and animal parasites and pathogens, and plant pathogens.
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A case of costochondral abscess due to Corynebacterium minutissimum in an HIV-infected patient.
Infectious causes include Candida albicans, dermatophytes, Staphylococcus aureus, Corynebacterium minutissimum (erythrasma), group A [beta]-hemolytic Streptococcus, human Papillomavirus, herpes simplex, Enterobius vermicularis, and Sarcoptes scabiei.
Heterogeneity within Corynebacterium minutissimum strains is explained by misidentified C.

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