Corynebacterium

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Related to Corynebacterium ulcerans: Corynebacterium striatum, Corynebacterium jeikeium, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis

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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Corynebacterium ulcerans in an immunocompromised patient with diphtheria and her dog.
Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans infection in a veterinary student in London, United Kingdom, May 2010.
Rapid detection and molecular differentiation of toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Corynebacterium ulcerans strains by LightCycler PCR.
Isolation and characterization of Corynebacterium ulcerans from cephalic implants in macaques.
Human clinical isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Corynebacterium ulcerans collected in Canada from 1999 to 2003 but not fitting reporting criteria for cases of diphtheria.
Screening for Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Corynebacterium ulcerans in patients with upper respiratory tract infections 2007-2008: a multi-centre European study.
To the Editor: Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans may cause a zoonotic infection similar to diphtheria caused by C.