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European Journal of Clinical Microbiology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 213–215 | Cite as

Fatal meningitis with group JKCorynebacterium in a leucopenic patient

  • S. Hoffmann
  • H. Ersgaard
  • T. Justesen
  • H. Friis
Case Report

Abstract

A case of fatal meningitis and septicemia with group JKCorynebacterium species in a leucopenic patient is reported. The strain was susceptible to rifampicin and vancomycin only. The finding of diphtheroids in bacteriological samples from immunocompromised patients should not be ignored. The literature regarding meningitis caused by diphtheroid bacilli is reviewed.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Meningitis Vancomycin Rifampicin Immunocompromised Patient 
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© Vieweg Publishing 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Hoffmann
    • 1
  • H. Ersgaard
    • 1
  • T. Justesen
    • 1
  • H. Friis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Bacteriology, Institute of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of MedicineThe Finsen InstituteCopenhagenDenmark

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