A rare case of sepsis due to Corynebacterium macginleyi from central venous catheter in an elderly woman

Nicola Veronese, Enzo Manzato, Marco Mosele, Francesco Bolzetta, Nicola Veronese, Giuseppe Sergi

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Abstract

Corynebacterium macginleyi is a gram positive rod that causes especially ocular infections: since now only six elderly cases of extraocular infection are described. A 76 years old bedridden woman with a central venous catheter was hospitalized for 10 days of persistent fever. She was treated before with vancomicin and then with imipenem. The clinical conditions improved and the patient was discharged after two weeks of hospitalization. Among recognised risk factors for this infection the advanced age, indwelling devices and immunosuppression seem the most important. On the other hand, the antibiotics of choice are glycopeptides while the association of another antibiotic is recommended in our opinion only in severe clinical manifestation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume35
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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