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Cutaneous diphtheria in the urban poor population of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: a 10-year review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21525220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Between 1998 and 2007, records from 33 patients with cutaneous diphtheria from Vancouver's inner city were reviewed. Cases were associated with injection drug use and poverty. Coinfections with Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum occurred. Corynebacterium diphtheriae is endemic in Vancouver's urban core, with strains of multilocus sequence type (MLST) 76 predominating.
Authors:
C F Lowe; K A Bernard; M G Romney
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-01     Completed Date:  2011-09-26     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2664-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Arcanobacterium / isolation & purification
British Columbia / epidemiology
Comorbidity
Corynebacterium diphtheriae / isolation & purification*
Diphtheria / epidemiology*
Endemic Diseases*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Poverty
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Skin Diseases, Bacterial / epidemiology*
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications
Young Adult
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