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Corynebacterium jekeium

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      The pathogenic potential of coryneform bacteria has been underestimated

      Taxonomy
      Family: Corynebacteriaceae

      Natural habitats
      They are part of the normal biota of the skin, particularly of inpatients.

      Clinical significance
      C. jeikeium is a frequently encountered Corynebacterium in clinical specimens.

      Nosocomial transmission has been described.

      C. jeikeium, which were most frequently, although not exclusively, associated with immunocompromised hosts.
      Infections also include nosocomial septicemia, bacteremia, meningitis, soft tissue etc.

      It resistant to multiple antibiotics.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive rods,

      irregularly shaped (‘coryneforms”), they are arranged as single cells, in pairs, in V forms, in palisades, or in clusters with

      a so-called Chinese-letter appearance.

      Club-shaped rods are observed in true members of the genus Corynebacterium only

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate aerobic

      C
      olonies are tiny (lipophilic), low, entire, and grayish white.

      Lipophilic bacteria
      (fat-liking bacteria) are bacteria that proliferate in lipids.

      Good growth is observed with broth supplemented with 1% Tween 80

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

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