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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50--52

Diphtheria due to non-toxigenic corynebacterium diphtheriae: A report of two cases

R Kanungo1, N Vijayalakshmi1, P Nalini2, S Bhattacharya1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India

Correspondence Address:
R Kanungo
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006
India

Diseases due to non-toxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae are being increasingly reported. These diseases have been found to occur in vaccinated individuals. We report two cases of diphtheria with myocarditis and polyneuritis caused by non-toxigenic strains of C. diphtheriae. The virulence factors of this organism and the pitfalls in diagnosis have also been discussed.

How to cite this article:
Kanungo R, Vijayalakshmi N, Nalini P, Bhattacharya S. Diphtheria due to non-toxigenic corynebacterium diphtheriae: A report of two cases.Indian J Med Microbiol 2002;20:50-52

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Kanungo R, Vijayalakshmi N, Nalini P, Bhattacharya S. Diphtheria due to non-toxigenic corynebacterium diphtheriae: A report of two cases. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];20:50-52
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