Corynebacterium minutissimum

Corynebacterium minutissimum

Corynebacterium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Corynebacteriaceae
Genus: Corynebacterium
Species: minutissimum

Corynebacterium minutissimum is a species of Corynebacterium associated with erythrasma,[1] a type of skin rash. It can be distinguished from similar-appearing rashes by exposing the area to the light of a Wood's lamp; C. minutissimum produces porphyrins that fluoresce coral-red.[2]

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