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Septicaemia in a granulocytopenic patient caused by Corynebacterium striatum.
  1. L. Dall,
  2. W. G. Barnes,
  3. D. Hurford
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Missouri, School of Medicine-Kansas City 64108.


    A 64 year old woman with metastatic endometrial carcinoma was admitted to the hospital after three grand mal seizures. Blood cultures yielded Corynebacterium striatum. The patient responded to parenteral ampicillin therapy. This is believed to be the first case of sepsis caused by this organism.

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