M191-4

Bone: Corynebacterium jeikeium  – Shipped May 13, 2019 –

HISTORY

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

  1. C. jeikeium is usually multi drug resistant so early identification is beneficial to patient care when recovered from normally sterile sources.
  2. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Corynebacterium species are not predictable and isolates from normally sterile sites should be tested.

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