Clonal multidrug-resistant Corynebacterium striatum strains, Italy

Floriana Campanile, Edoardo Carretto, Daniela Barbarini, Annalisa Grigis, Marco Falcone, Antonio Goglio, Mario Venditti, A. Stefani

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We assessed the clinical relevance and performed molecular characterization of 36 multidrug-resistant strains of Corynebacterium striatum. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis confirmed a single clone, possessing erm(X), tetA/B, cmxA/B, and aphA1 genes, but few related subclones. This strain is emerging as a pathogen in Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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