Emergence of related nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype mitis strains in Western Europe.
Published Date:1999 May-Jun
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 5(3):477-480.
Aged, 80 And Over
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Description:We report on 17 isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype mitis with related ribotypes from Switzerland, Germany, and France. Isolates came from skin and subcutaneous infections of injecting drug users, homeless persons, prisoners, and elderly orthopedic patients with joint prostheses or primary joint infections. Such isolates had only been observed in Switzerland.
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