ISSN: 1300-7777 E-ISSN: 1308-5263
A Case of Catheter Related Septicemia Caused by Corynebacterium jeikeium [Turk J Hematol]
Turk J Hematol. 2002; 19(1): 47-50

A Case of Catheter Related Septicemia Caused by Corynebacterium jeikeium

Özay Arıkan Akan1, J. Sedef Bengisun1, Ayşe Batı1, Mutlu Arat2, Osman İlhan2, Hamdi Akan2
1Central Laboratories, İbn-i Sina Hospital, Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Ankara, Turkey
2Department Of Hematology, İbn-i Sina Hospital, Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Ankara, Ankara, Department Of Hematology, İbn-i Sina Hospital, Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Ankara, Ankara Turkey

Corynebacterium spp. has been gaining importance in immunosuppressive patients. This report of a 15-year-old girl with acute myeloblastic leukemia who developed catheter related septicemia with Corynebacterium jeikeium is presented to point out the importance of microorganisms of the normal flora, which were dismissed as contaminants in Clinical Microbiology Laboratories in the past.

Keywords: Corynebacterium jeikeium, Catheter related infections, Septicemia.


Özay Arıkan Akan, J. Sedef Bengisun, Ayşe Batı, Mutlu Arat, Osman İlhan, Hamdi Akan. A Case of Catheter Related Septicemia Caused by Corynebacterium jeikeium. Turk J Hematol. 2002; 19(1): 47-50

Corresponding Author: Özay Arıkan Akan, Türkiye


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