, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 121–124 | Cite as

A microbial game of whack-a-mole: clinical case series of the urethral uncloaking phenomenon caused by Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum in men treated for Chlamydia trachomatis urethritis

  • Tomislav MeštrovićEmail author
Case Report


Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum is a rare and neglected, but increasingly recognized bacterial agent of infectious urethritis and other genitourinary syndromes in men. This is the first description of its proclivity to resurface as a cause of sustained urethritis in male patients previously treated for Chlamydia trachomatis, which represents a phenomenon that has to be differentiated from a simple post-treatment overgrowth of a colonizing agent.


Urethritis Men Chlamydia trachomatis Corynebacterium glucuronolyticum 


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Conflict of interest

The author declares that there is no competing interest.

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The study describes clinical and diagnostic procedure of a specific case. All procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology UnitPolyclinic “Dr. Zora Profozić”ZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.University Centre Varaždin, University NorthVaraždinCroatia

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