Corynebacterium macginleyi isolated from a corneal ulcer

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Kathryn Ruoff *
Christine M. Toutain-Kidd
Muthiah Srinivasan
Prajna Lalitha
Nisha R. Acharya
Michael E. Zegans
Joseph D. Schwartzman
(*) Corresponding Author:
Kathryn Ruoff |


We report the isolation of Corynebacterium macginleyi from the corneal ulcer culture of a patient, later enrolled in the Steroids for Corneal Ulcer Trial (SCUT). To our knowledge this is the first published report from North America of the recovery of C. macginleyi from a serious ocular infection.

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Kathryn Ruoff, Department of Pathology; Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Associate Director, Microbiology Laboratory Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Associate Professor, Pathology Dartmouth Medical School