Corynebacterium Infections Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Lynda A Frassetto, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are Corynebacterium infections?

What is the pathophysiology of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

What is the mode of transmission of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

What is the pathophysiology of nondiphtherial Corynebacterium (diphtheroid) infections?

What are the pathogenic groups of Corynebacterium infections?

What is the prevalence of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections in the US?

What is the prevalence of nondiphtherial Corynebacterium (diphtheroid) infections in the US?

What is the global prevalence of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

What is the global prevalence of nondiphtherial Corynebacterium (diphtheroid) infections?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with Corynebacterium infections?

What are the racial predilections in the prevalence of Corynebacterium infections?

What are the sexual predilections in prevalence of Corynebacterium infections?

Which age groups have the highest incidence of Corynebacterium infections?

What are the indications for vaccination against Corynebacterium infections?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of nondiphtherial Corynebacterium (diphtheroid) infections?

Which respiratory exam findings are characteristic of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

Which cardiac findings suggest diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

Which neurologic findings are characteristic of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

Which dermatologic findings are characteristic of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of nondiphtherial Corynebacterium (diphtheroid) infections?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Corynebacterium Infections?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of diphtherial Corynebacterium infections?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of nondiphtherial Corynebacterium (diphtheroid) infections?

What is the role of electrocardiography in the workup of Corynebacterium infections?

Which autopsy findings are characteristic of Corynebacterium infections?

Treatment

How are diphtherial Corynebacterium infections treated?

How are nondiphtherial Corynebacterium (diphtheroid) infections treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Corynebacterium infections?

What resources are available from the CDC and WHO for the management of Corynebacterium infections?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial in the treatment of Corynebacterium infections?

How are Corynebacterium infections prevented?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of Corynebacterium infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Corynebacterium Infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antitoxins are used in the treatment of Corynebacterium Infections?