Corynebacterium kutscheri infection of skin and soft tissue following rat bite

Natasha E. Holmes, Tony M. Korman

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Corynebacterium kutscheri is a common bacterium isolated from the oral cavity of healthy mice and rats. We report the first well-documented case of C. kutscheri human infection which followed a rat bite. The microorganism was identified by conventional biochemical tests and confirmed by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3468-3469
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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