Cutaneous abscess caused by Corynebacterium lactis in a companion dog


“Occurrence of cutaneous abscess in a dog include C. lactis among . The definitive identification of C. lactis was only achieved by molecular methods.”

Many new, emerging and re-emerging diseases of humans are caused by pathogens which originate from animals or products of animal origin. lactis, a recently described species of the genus Corynebacterium, was first isolated from milk of asymptomatic cows. In the present study a cutaneous abscess caused by C. lactis in a dog was recognized by cytologic and histologic examination in addition to 16S rRNA gene analysis of the microorganism. Therefore, C. lactis should be included among other bacterial species recognized as emerging pathogens for companion animals.

Authors: João Marcelo Azevedo de Paula Antunes et al. Reference.

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  1. New emergent animal pathogen again. Corynebacterium from milk products is able to affect a dog…Who is next?

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