Corynebacterium minutissimum infecting pseudomeningocele: A rare case

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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