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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 15;2(2):ofv053. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv053. eCollection 2015 Apr.

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis Pneumonia in a Veterinary Student Infected During Laboratory Work.

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1
Medical Department.
2
Departments of Microbiology.
3
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology , Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.
4
Department of Radiology , Drammen Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust , Norway.
5
Respiratory Medicine.
6
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences , Norwegian University of Life Sciences , Oslo.
7
Clinical Immunology and Infectious Diseases , Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo , Norway.

Abstract

We present a case of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis pneumonia in a veterinary student, with molecular genetic evidence of acquisition during laboratory work, an observation relevant for laboratory personnel working with C pseudotuberculosis isolates. The patient was clinically cured with 14 months trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and rifampicin combination treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Corynebacterium; pneumonia; zoonosis

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