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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 4, 2008, pp. 396-400
Bioline Code: oc08068
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 4, 2008, pp. 396-400

 en First detection of Corynebacterium ulcerans check for this species in other resources producing a diphtheria-like toxin in a case of human with pulmonary infection in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, Brazil
Mattos-Guaraldi, AL; Costa, JLF; Costa-Filho, R; Sampaio, JLM; Damasco, PV; Santos, CS; Camello, TCF; Pimenta, FP; Hirata, R Jr; Pereira, GA; Pacheco, LGC; Miyoshi, A; Azevedo, V; Moreira, LO & Gutierrez, FL

Abstract

The frequency and severity of human infections associated with Corynebacterium ulcerans check for this species in other resources appear to be increasing in different countries. Here, we describe the first C. ulcerans strain producing a diphtheria-like toxin isolated from an elderly woman with a fatal pulmonary infection and a history of leg skin ulcers in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area.

Keywords
Corynebacterium ulcerans - diphtheria-like toxin - human infection

 
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