Corynebacterium minutissimum bacteremia in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia in blast crisis

Juan Guarderas, Anand Karnad, Salvador Alvarez, Steven L. Berk

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Serious infections and sepsis due to nondiphtheria Corynebacteria have been well described. A patient with chronic myeloid leukemia in blast crisis, who developed Corynebacterium minutissimum bacteremia, is described in this report. Corynebacterium minutissimum is the causative agent of erythrasma and to our knowledge, this is the first published report of septicemia due to this organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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