Is a Black-Pigmented Corynebacterium Species an Opportunistic Pathogen during Pregnancy? Literature Review and Report of 3 New Cases

Shukla, Sanjay K.; Harney, Mary; Jhaveri, Bharati; Andrews, Kathy; Reed, Kurt D.
September 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p834
Academic Journal
Presents a literature review and report of three cases of black-pigmented Corynebacterium species from human clinical samples. Recovery of the samples from female genital tract; Association of one sample with spontaneous abortion; Similarity of the isolates to the genus Corynebacterium by genetic characterization; Possible role of the isolates as opportunistic pathogens in pregnancy.


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