alexa Abstract | A Rare Presentation of Community-acquired Pneumonia Caused by Corynebacterium pseudodiptheriticum: A Case Report.

Translational Biomedicine
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Case Report Open Access


Background:  As a normal flora in the upper respiratory tract, Corynebacterium (C.) pseudodiptheriticum is not often considered as the causative bacterium for community-acquired pneumonia.

Findings: In this case report, a patient with bronchiectasis was initially suspected as being infected with Mycobacterium avium. When antibiotic treatment was not successful, bronchial alveolar lavage was obtained for microbiological culturing. Once C. pseudodiptheriticum was recovered from this less-frequently requested respiratory sample, its antibiotic susceptibility profile was obtained to allow appropriate antimicrobial intervention to arrest the infection. The patient experienced full recovery.

Conclusion: This report shows the importance of considering non-routine, sometimes invasive clinical specimens to make a diagnosis. Furthermore, commensal microbes should not be dismissed as possible etiological agents in pulmonary infections.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Addison Parris Jane S Tang Ganesh D Kini


Infectious Diseases Modes,Translational Biomedical Research,Klebsiella pneumoniae,Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection,Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version