Emergence of related nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype mitis strains in western Europe

Citation
G. Funke et al., Emergence of related nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype mitis strains in western Europe, EM INFECT D, 5(3), 1999, pp. 477-480
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease
Journal title
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ISSN journal
1080-6040 → ACNP
Volume
5
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
477 - 480
Database
ISI
SICI code
1080-6040(199905/06)5:3<477:EORNCD>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
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 prima ry joint infections. Such isolates had only been observed in Switzerland.