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  • Corynebacterium minutissimum: an ordinary inhabitant of skin flora
    • Considered aerobic or facultatively anaerobic; Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria [Fig 1]
    • Colonies have characteristic glow under Wood’s lamp [Fig 2].

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