Corynebacterium striatum bacteremia associated with central venous catheter infection

Fu Lun Chen, Po Ren Hsueh, Sing On Teng, Tsong Yih Ou, Wen Sen Lee

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Corynebacterium striatum (. C striatum) has been considered a contaminant of blood culture in past decades. Here we report the case of a patient with acute deterioration of chronic renal failure. She received hemodialysis and died from . C striatum bacteremia. By using a randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) method, we found that an association existed between . C striatum from the bloodstream and that from the central venous catheter. We suggest that . C striatum could be a pathogen of bloodstream infection in patients with such a catheter in place.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Bacteraemia
  • Central venous catheter
  • Corynebacterium striatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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