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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Dec 1;35(11):1434-40. Epub 2002 Nov 14.

Corynebacterium species isolated from patients with mastitis.

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Microbiology Laboratory, LabPlus, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

Corynebacteria were isolated from breast tissue, pus, or deep wound swabs of 24 women; the most common species isolated was the newly described Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii, followed by Corynebacterium amycolatum and Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum. Gram-positive bacilli were seen in samples sent for culture or in histological specimens for 12 women, and 9 of the 12 women from whom adequate histological specimens were obtained had conditions that met the criteria for granulomatous lobular mastitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology.

PMID:
12439810
DOI:
10.1086/344463
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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