Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection: Two Case Reports and Literature Review

Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection: Two Case Reports and Literature Review C a s E R EP o R T Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection: Two Case Reports and Literature Review 1 1 1 Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna, M.Path., Wan Amani Wan Abdul Azim, M.D., Murnihayati Hassan, M.B.B.S., Azian Harun, 1 1 2 3 1 M.Path., Siti Asma’ Hasan, M.Path., Alwi Muhd Besari, M.Med., Mohd Rizal Mohd Zain, M.Med., Department of Microbiology, 2 3 Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Pediatrics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia Introduction Diphtheria can be caused by either toxigenic or nontoxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. In this report, we describe two cases of C. diphtheriae infection. The first is a case of cutane- ous diphtheria in a Malaysian woman caused by a toxigenic strain of C. diphtheriae. In the second case, a nontoxigenic C. diphtheriae strain was isolated from the blood of a fully vaccinated pediatric patient with underlying congenital heart disease. Case Reports A 50-year-old housewife with underlying type II diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease presented to our hospi- tal emergency room with anemia and a chronic, painless ulcer on her nose. The lesion produced a small exudative discharge and measured 2 by 2 cm. She did not recall a recent history of vacci- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Microbiology Newsletter Elsevier

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C a s E R EP o R T Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection: Two Case Reports and Literature Review 1 1 1 Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna, M.Path., Wan Amani Wan Abdul Azim, M.D., Murnihayati Hassan, M.B.B.S., Azian Harun, 1 1 2 3 1 M.Path., Siti Asma’ Hasan, M.Path., Alwi Muhd Besari, M.Med., Mohd Rizal Mohd Zain, M.Med., Department of Microbiology, 2 3 Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Pediatrics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia Introduction Diphtheria can be caused by either toxigenic or nontoxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. In this report, we describe two cases of C. diphtheriae infection. The first is a case of cutane- ous diphtheria in a Malaysian woman caused by a toxigenic strain of C. diphtheriae. In the second case, a nontoxigenic C. diphtheriae strain was isolated from the blood of a fully vaccinated pediatric patient with underlying congenital heart disease. Case Reports A 50-year-old housewife with underlying type II diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease presented to our hospi- tal emergency room with anemia and a chronic, painless ulcer on her nose. The lesion produced a small exudative discharge and measured 2 by 2 cm. She did not recall a recent history of vacci-

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Clinical Microbiology NewsletterElsevier

Published: Jun 15, 2018

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