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J Infect. 2000 Jul;41(1):103-5.

A case of costochondral abscess due to Corynebacterium minutissimum in an HIV-infected patient.

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Institute of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, "Luigi Sacco" Hospital, University of Milan, Italy.


Corynebacterium minutissimum, known as the causative agent of erythrasma, has recently been reported as a clinically significant pathogen in the immunocompromised host. We report for the first time the possible involvement of a multidrug-resistant C. minutissimum strain in a costochondral abscess occurring in an HIV-infected patient.

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