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CORYNEBACTERIUM PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS NECROTIZING LYMPHADENITIS IN A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD PATIENT

Join-Lambert, Olivier F. MD*; Ouache, Marie MD†; Canioni, Danielle MD‡; Beretti, Jean-Luc LT*; Blanche, Stéphane MD, PhD†; Berche, Patrick MD, PhD*; Kayal, Samer MD, PhD*

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: September 2006 - Volume 25 - Issue 9 - pp 848-851
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000234071.93044.77
Brief Reports

We report the case of a 12-year-old girl with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis necrotizing lymphadenitis. Awareness of this disease is critical for the diagnosis given that corynebacteria are often considered as skin contaminants. The isolate was highly susceptible to antibiotics but only ciprofloxacin, rifampin and gentamicin exerted bactericidal activity.

From *Laboratoire de Microbiologie, †Unité d'Immunologie, d'Hématologie, et de Rhumatologie Pédiatrique, ‡Service d'Anatomopathologie, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, and Faculté de Médecine Descartes Paris, Paris, France

Accepted for publication June 16, 2006.

Supported by Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris.

Address for correspondence: Dr S. Kayal, Laboratoire de Microbiologie, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75730 Paris, France. E-mail: kayal@necker.fr.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.