1977
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.113.5.646
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Foot ulceration and vertebral osteomyelitis with Corynebacterium haemolyticum

Abstract: Diphtheroid or "coryneform" bacilli are usually considered to be nonpathogenic "normal flora" of human skin and mucous membranes. Because bacterial cultures are frequently contaminated with these organisms, the correct diagnosis and proper treatment may be delayed by the failure to recognize serious infections caused by them. This is a report of a 71-year-old woman with a diabetic foot ulcer and Corynebacterium haemolyticum osteomyelitis with bacteremia.

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“…They also did an excellent job of evaluating anaerobes in foot ulcers and identified common anaerobes such as Peptostreptococcus and Bacteroides species, which also agrees with our results (Table 1). Other studies [28], [29] have identified the importance of Corynebacterium in foot ulcers. This genus may be considered to be nonpathogenic because it is “normal flora” of human skin and mucous membranes, but bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis had been previously been mistakenly viewed as nonpathogenic for the same reason [30].…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…They also did an excellent job of evaluating anaerobes in foot ulcers and identified common anaerobes such as Peptostreptococcus and Bacteroides species, which also agrees with our results (Table 1). Other studies [28], [29] have identified the importance of Corynebacterium in foot ulcers. This genus may be considered to be nonpathogenic because it is “normal flora” of human skin and mucous membranes, but bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis had been previously been mistakenly viewed as nonpathogenic for the same reason [30].…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…haemolyticum can cause wound infections in immunocompromised patients and pharyngitis in young adults and older people (Mackenzie et al, 1995;Linder, 1997;Tan et al, 2006). Less commonly, A. haemolyticum can cause invasive diseases, which are more frequent in older, immunocompromised patients (Ceilley, 1977). In this study, seven A. haemolyticum strains were isolated from skin and soft-tissue infections (cellulitis and skin ulcers).…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Yirmi beş A. haemolyticum izolatının değer-lendirildiği bir çalışmada, izolatların %96'sının selülit ve yara infeksiyonu olan hastalardan üretildiği ve hastaların %72'sinde altta yatan hastalık olarak diyabetin bulunduğu bildirilmiştir (7). Arcanobacterium'a bağlı gelişen diğer yumuşak doku infeksiyonu olguları da irdelendiğinde birçoğunda benzer olarak altta yatan hastalık olarak diabetes mellitus olduğu belirtilmiş-tir (5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15). Benzer olarak, olgumuz da diyabetik olup diyabete bağlı kronik ayak ülseri mevcuttu.…”
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