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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000234071.93044.77
Brief Reports

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*

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Abstract

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.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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