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Infect Chemother. 2014 Dec;46(4):261-263. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2014.46.4.261
Shin JY , Lee WK , Seo YH , Park YS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University School of Medicine, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea. yspark@gilhospital.com
Department of Surgery, Gachon University School of Medicine, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gachon University School of Medicine, Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

Corynebacterium minutissimum is a non-spore forming, gram-positive, aerobic or facultative anaerobic bacillus. It is the causative organism of erythrasma, a common superficial infection of skin, which typically presents as reddish-brown macular patches. To date, it has rarely been found to cause invasive disease, although other non-diphtheria corynebacteria are becoming increasingly common as opportunistic pathogens. We report on a rare case of abdominal infection due to C. minutissimum in an immunocompetent adult who was successfully treated with intravenous amoxicillin/sulbactam.

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