Central Venous Catheter-Related Corynebacterium minutissimum Bacteremia

Mark E. Rupp, Karen G. Stiles, Stefano Tarantolo, Richard V. Goering

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Although Corynebacterium minutissimum is well-known as the cause of erythrasma, it is noted as the etiologic agent of nondermatologic disease only rarely. We document this organism as a cause of central venous catheter-associated bacteremia and report the use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to characterize its molecular epidemiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-789
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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