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Title: Characterization of Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates from infected skin lesions in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Authors: Gordon, Claire L
Fagan, Peter
Hennessy, Jann
Baird, Robert
Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia.
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Citation: Journal of clinical microbiology 2011-11; 49(11): 3960-2
Abstract: Corynebacterium diphtheriae is commonly isolated from cutaneous skin lesions in the Northern Territory of Australia. We prospectively assessed 32 recent isolates from infected skin lesions, in addition to reviewing 192 isolates collected over 5 years for toxin status. No isolates carried the toxin gene. Toxigenic C. diphtheriae is now a rare occurrence in the Northern Territory.
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.05038-11
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Diphtheria Toxin
Middle Aged
Northern Territory
Prospective Studies
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
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