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|Title:||Diphtheria: another risk of travel.|
|Authors:||Antos, H;Mollison, L C;Richards, Michael J;Boquest, A L;Tosolini, F A|
|Affiliation:||Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.|
|Citation:||The Journal of Infection; 25(3): 307-10|
|Abstract:||A 19-year-old woman presented with cellulitis of her foot 10 days after returning from Bali. Swabs of a central necrotic area grew toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae biotype gravis. The patient was treated with parenteral penicillin and made a complete recovery. Diphtheria immunisation should be regularly updated for travellers to the tropics. Clinical and laboratory recognition of this infection is essential for appropriate public health measures to be undertaken.|
|Internal ID Number:||1474268|
Corynebacterium diphtheriae.isolation & purification
Foot Diseases.drug therapy.microbiology
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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