The genus corynebacterium and other medically relevant coryneform-like bacteria.

  title={The genus corynebacterium and other medically relevant coryneform-like bacteria.},
  author={Kathryn Bernard},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={50 10},
Catalase-positive Gram-positive bacilli, commonly called "diphtheroids" or "coryneform" bacteria were historically nearly always dismissed as contaminants when recovered from patients, but increasingly have been implicated as the cause of significant infections. These taxa have been underreported, and the taxa were taxonomically confusing. The mechanisms of pathogenesis, especially for newly described taxa, were rarely studied. Antibiotic susceptibility data were relatively scant. In this… CONTINUE READING

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