Corynebacterium jeikeium B
An aerobic, non spore forming, gram-positive coccobacillus that produces gray colonies. This isolate has been identified as belonging to Group B using the BiologJ classification system. It has been isolated from air, environmental surfaces, and human skin. It has been reported as causing infections in patients who are immunocompromised, have received medical devices (e.g., vascular or implanted access catheters), have been hospitalized for prolong periods, or have received prolonged antimicrobial therapy. It resistant to multiple antibiotics.