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Volume 47, Number 2, April 2014

Corynebacterium minutissimum infecting pseudomeningocele: A rare case 


Vandana Kalwaje Eshwara*, Frenil Munim, Arjun Shetty, Anurag Gupta, Jagadhane Nitin, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay


Received: November 25, 2011    Revised: April 25, 2012    Accepted: September 25, 2012   

 

Corresponding author:

Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
Corresponding Author InformationCorresponding author. Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India 



 

Background and purpose: 

Invasive infections by Corynebacterium minutissimum are rarely documented. The significance of laboratory isolation of this bacterium from a sterile specimen such as cerebrospinal fluid is difficult to determine as it usually colonizes the skin. However, repeated isolation in a clinical setting should be treated appropriately. Here we report a first case of infected pseudomeningocele by C. minutissimum in an adult woman operated on for falcotentorial psammomatous meningioma. The patient was treated successfully with linezolid. 



 

Key words:

Corynebacterium minutissimum, Infection, Pseudomeningocele