Corynebacterium macginleyi conjunctivitis in Canada

Ahmed R. Alsuwaidi, Deborah Wiebe, Tamara Burdz, Betty Ng, Aleisha Reimer, Cathleen Singh, Kathryn Bernard

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This report describes for the first time Corynebacterium macginleyi as a cause of conjunctivitis in Canada, where menaquinone analysis was done as part of the strain characterization. This species is typically isolated from ocular surfaces of patients from Europe and Japan. The isolate was resistant to erythromycin and clindamycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3788-3790
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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