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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000

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Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae: An Emerging Pathogen in England and Wales?

Mark Reacher*Comments to Author , Mary E. Ramsay*, Joanne White*, Aruni De Zoysa*, Androulla Efstratiou*, Gina Mann*, Andrew Mackay†, and Robert C. George*
Author affiliations: *Public Health Laboratory Service, London, United Kingdom; †Greenwich District General Hospital, Vanbrugh Hill, London, United Kingdom

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Table 2

English and Welsh patients with sore throats whose throat swabs yielded nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae, 1995 and 1996

Age
Clinical Setting <15 15-24 25-34 35+ All ages
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
General practice 20 13 103 68 24 16 4 3 151 100
Outpatients 1 4 15 58 7 31 2 8 25 100
GUM clinica 0 0 6 50 4 33 2 17 12 100
Inpatients 4 29 8 57 2 14 0 0 14 100
Other 0 0 2 29 4 57 1 14 7 100
Not recorded 5 17 14 47 8 30 2 7 29 100
All settings 30 13 148 62 49 21 11 5 238 100

aGUM = genitourinary medicine.

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