Which organism is the most likely pathogen if Gram-positive
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Which organism is the most likely pathogen if Gram-positive rods are identified in a wound culture involving breast tissue in a woman with clinical evidence of mastitis?
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(A) Listeria monocytogenes

(B) Corynebacterium diphtheriae

(C) Propionibacterium acnes

(D) Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii
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Answer: d. Corynebacterium species, in particular C. kroppenstedtii, have been described in association with granulomatous mastitis, a rare inflammatory condition that typically affects young women of reproductive age.
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