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Title: Diphtheria: another risk of travel.
Austin Authors: Antos, H;Mollison, L C;Richards, Michael J;Boquest, A L;Tosolini, F A
Affiliation: Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Nov-1992
Publication information: 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.
Gov't Doc #: 1474268
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Cellulitis.drug therapy.microbiology
Contact Tracing
Corynebacterium diphtheriae.isolation & purification
Diphtheria.drug therapy.microbiology.transmission
Foot Diseases.drug therapy.microbiology
Penicillins.therapeutic use
Risk Factors
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