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Keywords:

  • Cat;
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae ;
  • Corynebacterium ulcerans ;
  • diphtheria;
  • human

Abstract

Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Corynebacterium ulcerans are rarely isolated from clinical samples in Belgium. A case of toxigenic C. ulcerans in a woman is described, which confirms that this pathogen is still present. During investigation of the patient's cats, only a non-toxigenic toxin-bearing C. diphtheriae strain was detected.