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Non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae: Two cases and review of the literature

Holthouse, D.J. and Kermode, A. (1998) Non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae: Two cases and review of the literature. Journal of Infection, 37 (1). pp. 62-66.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0163-4453(98)90690-9
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Abstract

Non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae infections are being reported with increasing frequency. We present two cases of C. diphtheriae endocarditis requiring early valve replacement. Both cases were complicated by cerebral embolic phenomena and pseudoaneurysm formation in lower limb arterial vessels. Non-toxigenic C. diphtheriae septicaemia must be excluded when 'diphtheroids' are isolated from blood cultures.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: WB Saunders
Copyright: © 1998 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/29321
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