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Volume 10, Number 3—March 2004

Dispatch

Imported Cutaneous Diphtheria, United Kingdom

Anne-Claire de Benoist*, Joanne Margaret White*, Androulla Efstratiou†, Carole Kelly†, Ginder Mann†, Bernadette Nazareth‡, Charles James Irish§, Deepti Kumar¶, and Natasha Sarah Crowcroft*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London, United Kingdom; †Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom; ‡Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Public Health Protection Unit, Huntington, United Kingdom; §Avon Health Protection Unit, Bristol, United Kingdom; ¶Ealing Primary Care Trust, London, United Kingdom

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Table

Distribution by year of cutaneous diphtheria cases caused by toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae strains reported in the United Kingdom, 1985–2002

Y Month Sex Age Biotype Specimen Immunization status Associated country
1985
Sept
M
5
gravis
Scalp
4 primary doses
Bangladesh
1990
Oct
F
19
mitis
Skin
Unvaccinated
Pakistan
1992
May
F
25
mitis
Foot.
Insect bites
Unknown
Ghana
1992
July
F
8m
mitis
Skin
Unvaccinated
Bangladesh
1993
June
F
43
mitis
Mosquito bites
Unvaccinated
Gambia
1993
NAa
M
20
gravis
Skin (RTA)b
Unvaccinated
Pakistan
1994
NAa
F
64
mitis
Foot (leprosy)
Unvaccinated
Bangladesh
1994
Sept
F
32
mitis
Foot, throat (membrane)
4 primary doses
India
1995
March
M
27
mitis
Skin
4 primary doses
Thailand
1996
Nov
M
27
intermedius
Insect bites
4 primary doses
Nepal and Thailand
1997
Dec/Jan
M
39
mitis
Foot
4 primary doses + booster
Indonesia
1998
July
M
19
mitis
Leg wound
4 primary doses + booster
Tanzania
2000
Nov
F
44
mitis
Toe (diabetes)
Unknown
Gambia
2002
Sept
F
6
mitis
Chest
3 primary doses
Bangladesh
2002
Sept
F
12
mitis
Feet
3 primary doses
Bangladesh
2002
Oct.
M
81
mitis
Skin
Unvaccinated
Pakistan
2002 Sept. F 8 mitis Leg, scalp, throat Unvaccinated Somalia

aNot available.
bRoad traffic accident.

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CrossRef reports the last page should be "195" not "210" in reference 1 "Bowler, Mandal, Schlecht, Riordan, 1988".

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