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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases