Relapsing Bacteraemia due to Corynebacterium striatum in a Patient with Peripheral Arterial Disease

Antea Topic, Rok Civljak, Iva Butic, Ilija Kuzman
Pol J Microbiol
2015; 64 (3):
ICID: 1170470
Article type: Case report
IC™ Value: 6.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
We describe the first reported case of Corynebacterium striatum (C. striatum) relapsing bacteraemia in a patient with peripheral arterial disease and proven Corynebacterium species colonization of a chronic foot ulcer, focusing on the difficulties in the management of the patient. We conclude that the optimal duration of the antibiotic treatment for relapsing C. striatum bacteraemia from a chronic ulcer should be 6 weeks together with surgical treatment.

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