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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jan;23(1):105-107. doi: 10.3201/eid2301.160584.

Sequence Analysis of Toxin Gene-Bearing Corynebacterium diphtheriae Strains, Australia.

Abstract

By conducting a molecular characterization of Corynebacterium diphtheriae strains in Australia, we identified novel sequences, nonfunctional toxin genes, and 5 recent cases of toxigenic cutaneous diphtheria. These findings highlight the importance of extrapharyngeal infections for toxin gene-bearing (functional or not) and non-toxin gene-bearing C. diphtheriae strains. Continued surveillance is recommended.

KEYWORDS:

Corynebacterium diphtheriae; Corynebacterium infections; Diphtheria; bacteria; bacterial infections; diphtheria toxin; gram-positive bacterial infections; leg ulcer; skin diseases; wound infection

PMID:
27983494
PMCID:
PMC5176206
DOI:
10.3201/eid2301.160584
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