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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Research

Outbreak of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum Infection in Cystic Fibrosis Patients, France

Fadi Bittar1, Carole Cassagne1, Emmanuelle Bosdure, Nathalie Stremler, Jean-Christophe Dubus, Jacques Sarles, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Didier Raoult, and Jean-Marc RolainComments to Author 

Author affiliations: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (F. Bittar, C. Cassagne, D. Raoult, J.-M. Rolain); Hôpital Timone, Marseille (E. Bosdure, N. Stremler, J.-C. Dubus, J. Sarles); Hôpital Sainte-Marguerite, Marseille (M. Reynaud-Gaubert)

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Table

Strains used to test the specificity of quantitative PCR and Ct obtained in a study of Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum infection in CF patients, France, August 2005–June 2008*

Corynebacterium spp. Reference Ct
C. accolens CIP104783T 38
C. afermentans subsp. afermentans CIP103499T
C. afermentans subsp. lipophilum CIP103500T
C. amycolatum CIP103452T
C. coyleae CIP104919T
C. diphteriae CIP100721T
C. durum CIP105490T 39
C. freneyi CIP106767T
C. glucuronolyticum CIP104577T
C. imitans CIP105130T
C. jeikeium Blood culture
C. macginleyi CIP104099T
C. minutissimum CIP100652T
C. mucifaciens CIP105129T
C. propinquum CIP103792T 23
C. pseudodiphtheriticum CIP103420T 21
C. riegelii CIP105310T 38
C. seminal CIP104297T
C. singular CIP105491T
C. striatum CIP81.15T
C. ulcerans CIP106504T
C. urealyticum CIP103524T
C. xerosis CIP100653T
C. aurimucosum CCUG 47449T
C. fastidiosum CIP103808

*CF, cystic fibrosis; Ct, cycle threshold; –, negative.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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