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Chronic cystitis caused by Corynebacterium urealyticum detected by polymerase chain reaction.
Simoons-Smit AM, Savelkoul PH, Newling DW, et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2000;19:949-52
• a case of a 73-year-old man with chronic cystitis due to Corynebacterium urealyticum is described
• it should be noted that routine urine cultures were negative, but prolonged culture on sheep blood agar led to the isolation and identification of Corynebacterium urealyticum; identification was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction on the colonies
• the patient was treated successfully with vancomycin