Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis Pneumonia in a Veterinary Student Infected During Laboratory Work

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 15;2(2):ofv053. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv053. eCollection 2015 Apr.


We present a case of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis pneumonia in a veterinary student, with molecular genetic evidence of acquisition during laboratory work, an observation relevant for laboratory personnel working with C pseudotuberculosis isolates. The patient was clinically cured with 14 months trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and rifampicin combination treatment.

Keywords: Corynebacterium; pneumonia; zoonosis.