BURTON GOLUB, M.D.; GEORGE FALK, M.D.; WESLEY W. SPINK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although Corynebacterium equi is a well-known pathogen for domestic animals, this species has not been documented as a cause of human infection. In the following case report C. equi was isolated in pure culture from a lung abscess and subcutaneous abscess in a patient with an impaired immune mechanism. The characteristics of this species and its significance in veterinary medicine are discussed.
Patient J. C., a 29-year-old white man, was admitted to the University Hospitals in January 1966 for the seventh time because of a nodular infiltrate in the right upper lobe that progressed to a cavitating lesion
GOLUB B, FALK G, SPINK WW. Lung Abscess Due to Corynebacterium equi: Report of First Human Infection. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1174–1177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1174
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(6):1174-1177.
Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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