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Chest Infections: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II |

A Case of Corynebacterium Striatum Disseminated Infection and Pneumonia in a Patient With Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Brent Guy, MD; Sean O'Loghlen, MD; Larissa Petriw, MD; Paul Heffernan, MD; Jorge Martinez-Cajas, MD
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Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):197A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.206
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Nondiphterial corynebacteria, which normally colonize the skin and nasopharynx of humans, are becoming emerging pathogens in patients with immunosuppression or pulmonary disease (1). This report presents the first case of Corynebacterium striatum disseminated infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (2).

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