Species identities and antimicrobial susceptibilities of corynebacteria isolated from various clinical sources

  title={Species identities and antimicrobial susceptibilities of corynebacteria isolated from various clinical sources},
  author={Philippe Riegel and Raymond Ruimy and Richard Christen and Henri Monteil},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  • P. Riegel, R. Ruimy, H. Monteil
  • Published 1 August 1996
  • Biology, Medicine, Engineering
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Over a 14-month period, 415 clinical isolates of coryneform gram-positive rods were recovered from various sources and identified to the species level according to recent identification schemes.Corynebacterium urealyticum, Corynebacterium striatum, Corynebacterium amycolatum, andCorynebacterium jeikeium predominated, accounting for 63% of all isolates.Corynebacterium accolens, Corynebacterium striatum, Corynebacterium argentoratense, Corynebacterium propinquum andCorynebacterium… 
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