Corynebacterium jeikeium

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Corynebacterium
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C. jeikeium
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Corynebacterium jeikeium
Jackman et al. 1988[1]

Corynebacterium jeikeium is a rod-shaped, catalase-positive, aerobic species of actinobacteria in the genus Corynebacterium. C. jeikeium is pathogenic, typically causing an opportunistic infection seen most frequently in bone marrow transplant patients.

C. jeikeium is usually susceptible to vancomycin and tetracycline. Resistance to macrolide antibiotics is often encountered.[2]

It can be acquired in hospitals. Its genome has been sequenced.[3]

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  1. ^ Parte, A.C. "Corynebacterium". www.bacterio.net.
  2. ^ Rosato AE, Lee BS, Nash KA (July 2001). "Inducible macrolide resistance in Corynebacterium jeikeium". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 45 (7): 1982–9. doi:10.1128/AAC.45.7.1982-1989.2001. PMC 90589. PMID 11408212.
  3. ^ Tauch A, Kaiser O, Hain T, et al. (July 2005). "Complete genome sequence and analysis of the multiresistant nosocomial pathogen Corynebacterium jeikeium K411, a lipid-requiring bacterium of the human skin flora". Journal of Bacteriology. 187 (13): 4671–82. doi:10.1128/JB.187.13.4671-4682.2005. PMC 1151758. PMID 15968079.

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