First Clinical Case Report/First Clinical Case in Emerging Country
Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans in human and non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae in cat
Version of Record online: 18 SEP 2013
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New Microbes and New Infections
Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 18–19, October 2013
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New Microbe New Infect 2013; 1: 18–19
- Issue online: 1 OCT 2013
- Version of Record online: 18 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 21 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 JUN 2013
- Corynebacterium diphtheriae ;
- Corynebacterium ulcerans ;
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.