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
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.
Corynebacterium minutissimum, Infection, Pseudomeningocele