Bone: Corynebacterium jeikeium – Shipped May 13, 2019 –
A simulated bone sample in a swab collected from 83 years old with chronic sacral ulcer was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Corynebacterium jeikeium and perform susceptibility testing.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M191-4
- C. jeikeium is usually multi drug resistant so early identification is beneficial to patient care when recovered from normally sterile sources.
- Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Corynebacterium species are not predictable and isolates from normally sterile sites should be tested.