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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 3

Pathogens in mixed growth with nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae in throat swabs from English and Welsh patients with sore throats, 1995 and 1996

Pathogen No. %
Lancefield Group A streptococci 26 11
Lancefield Group C streptococci 30 13
Lancefield Group G streptococci 11 5
None 171 72
Total 238 100

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