Publications by authors named "Nahuel Sanchez Eluchans"

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[Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii breast infections: Report of four cases].

Rev Argent Microbiol 2021 Feb 21. Epub 2021 Feb 21.

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Laboratorio de Bacteriología, Catedra de Microbiología Clínica, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address:

Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii is an immobile, non-sporulated, glucose-fermenting and lipophilic gram-positive rod of the skin microbiota. In recent years, numerous isolates of this species have been reported mainly in breast infections, such as abscesses and granulomatous mastitis. We present here four cases of C. kroppenstedtii infections isolated from breast aspiration samples in women. C. kroppenstedtii was identified by conventional methodology and mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Using the epsilometric method, these isolates showed susceptibility to penicillin, ceftriaxone, minocycline, ciprofloxacin, and vancomycin, and variable susceptibility to clindamycin and trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole. Due to the association of C. kroppenstedtii with mammary infections, the identification at the species level of those corynebacteria isolated from this location is highly advisable in order to reach the final diagnosis and to test the antimicrobial susceptibility in order to apply the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
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