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Non-toxigenic penicillin-resistant cutaneous C. diphtheriae infection: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25027172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Here, we report a case of non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae in a previously healthy 14-year-old girl that was acquired in Ethiopia and presented locally. This is the first clinical case of penicillin-resistant C. diphtheriae in the UK. This is significant finding because penicillin is the recommended first-line agent for the prophylaxis against and treatment of C. diphtheriae in patients who are not allergic to penicillin.
Authors:
Rosemarie Philippa FitzGerald; Andrew J Rosser; Dona Nelun Perera
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1876-035X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infect Public Health     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-7-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101487384     Medline TA:  J Infect Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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