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Corynebacterium pseudodiphteriticum

  • 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 oropharyngeal flora.

      Clinical significance
      C. pseudodiphteriticun has been associated mainly with respiratory disease and less commonly with endocarditis, prostheses or wound infections or colonizations.

      Most of the respiratory disease occurred in immunosuppressed hosts.

  • 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
      Colonies are whitish, and slightly dry, entire edges and 1 to 2 mm after 48 hours of incubation.

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

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