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Corynebacterium striatum Bacteremia during SARS-CoV2 Infection: Case Report, Literature Review, and Clinical Considerations

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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Unit of Infectious Diseases, ARNAS Garibaldi Hospital, University of Catania, 95122 Catani, Italy
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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Unit of Infectious Diseases, University of Messina, 98124 Messina, Italy
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Academic Editor: Nicola Petrosillo
Infect. Dis. Rep. 2022, 14(3), 383-390; https://doi.org/10.3390/idr14030042
Received: 19 April 2022 / Revised: 10 May 2022 / Accepted: 11 May 2022 / Published: 12 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Bacterial Diseases)
Bacterial infections, especially those in hospital settings, represent a major complication of COVID-19 patients, complicating management and worsening clinical outcomes. Corynebacterium striatum is a non-diphtheric actinobacterium that has been reported as being the causative agent of several different infections, affecting both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Recently, C. striatum has been recognized as a nosocomial pathogen that is responsible for severe infection in critical patients, as well as in fragile and immunocompromised subjects. C. striatum has been described as the etiological agent of bacteremia, central line infections, and endocarditis. We report a case of a 91-year-old woman who was hospitalized due to SARS-CoV-2 infection, who developed C. striatum bacteremia and died despite antimicrobial therapy and clinical efforts. Furthermore, we discuss C. striatum diagnosis and treatment based on evidence from the scientific literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: Corynebacterium striatum; Corynebacterial infections; Corynebacterial bacteremia Corynebacterium striatum; Corynebacterial infections; Corynebacterial bacteremia
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Marino, A.; Campanella, E.; Stracquadanio, S.; Ceccarelli, M.; Zagami, A.; Nunnari, G.; Cacopardo, B. Corynebacterium striatum Bacteremia during SARS-CoV2 Infection: Case Report, Literature Review, and Clinical Considerations. Infect. Dis. Rep. 2022, 14, 383-390. https://doi.org/10.3390/idr14030042

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Marino A, Campanella E, Stracquadanio S, Ceccarelli M, Zagami A, Nunnari G, Cacopardo B. Corynebacterium striatum Bacteremia during SARS-CoV2 Infection: Case Report, Literature Review, and Clinical Considerations. Infectious Disease Reports. 2022; 14(3):383-390. https://doi.org/10.3390/idr14030042

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Marino, Andrea, Edoardo Campanella, Stefano Stracquadanio, Manuela Ceccarelli, Aldo Zagami, Giuseppe Nunnari, and Bruno Cacopardo. 2022. "Corynebacterium striatum Bacteremia during SARS-CoV2 Infection: Case Report, Literature Review, and Clinical Considerations" Infectious Disease Reports 14, no. 3: 383-390. https://doi.org/10.3390/idr14030042

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