Characterization of Corynebacterium diphtheriae Isolates from Infected Skin Lesions in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Claire Gordon, Peter Fagan, Jann Hennessy, Robert Baird

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    Abstract

    Corynebacterium diphtheriae is commonly isolated from cutaneous skin lesions in the Northern Territory of Australia. We prospectively assessed 32 recent isolates from infected skin lesions, in addition to reviewing 192 isolates collected over 5 years for toxin status. No isolates carried the toxin gene. Toxigenic C. diphtheriae is now a rare occurrence in the Northern Territory.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3960-3962
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume49
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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