Suture-related keratitis caused by Corynebacterium macginleyi

TitleSuture-related keratitis caused by Corynebacterium macginleyi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSuzuki T, Iihara H, Uno T, Hara Y, Ohkusu K, Hata H, Shudo M, Ohashi Y
JournalJ Clin Microbiol
Pagination3833 - 6
Date PublishedNov
ISSN0095-1137 (Print) 0095-1137 (Linking)
Accession Number17913935
KeywordsAged, Base Sequence, Biofilms, Corynebacterium / *isolation & purification / pathogenicity, Female, Humans, Keratitis / *microbiology, Keratoplasty, Penetrating / adverse effects, Male, Microscopy, Electron, Scanning, Middle Aged, Molecular Sequence Data, Sutures / *microbiology

We report two cases of suture-related keratitis following penetrating keratoplasty. In both cases, Corynebacterium macginleyi was isolated from corneal specimens. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that corynebacteria could aggregate and form a biofilm. The MICs of sulbenicillin and fluoroquinolones were high for both isolates. Our findings show that C. macginleyi can cause keratitis with biofilm formation.

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