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A CASE OF MENINGITIS DUE TO Corynebacterium striatum in AN HIV INFECTED PATIENT
MAANASA BHASKAR M., UDHAYA SANKAR R., B.N. HARISH

Published in: International Journal of Microbiology Research
Volume- 8, Issue-13, pp.813-814, Dec 2016
DPI :-> 16.10075.IJMR.2016.V8I13.813814.1774



Abstract
Corynebacterium striatum is a known component of normal skin microbiome and is nearly always discarded as contaminants in clinical microbiology laboratories. However it can be a potential pathogen in immuno-compromised as well as immuno-competent individuals, especially those with indwelling medical devices. It has been mostly implicated in causing meningitis, blood stream infections and respiratory infections. We describe a case of meningitis due to C. striatum in an HIV infected individual with external ventricular drainage. Isolation of C. striatum should not be ignored as it can be a potential nosocomial pathogen with a propensity to carry multi-drug resistant genes.

Key-Words / Index Term
Corynebacterium striatum, Meningitis, External ventricular drainage

How to cite this article
MAANASA BHASKAR M., UDHAYA SANKAR R., B.N. HARISH , “A CASE OF MENINGITIS DUE TO Corynebacterium striatum in AN HIV INFECTED PATIENT”, International Journal of Microbiology Research, 8, Issue-13, pp.813-814, Dec 2016. DPI:16.10075.IJMR.V8.I13.1774