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Volume 19, Number 11—November 2013

Nontoxigenic Highly Pathogenic Clone of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Poland, 2004–2012

Aleksandra A. ZasadaComments to Author 
Author affiliation: National Institute of Public Health–National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland

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Table 1

Cases of bloodstream infections caused by nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Poland, 2004–2012

Patient Age, y/sex Concomitant disease Location Year Additional information
Inv-01 38/M Dental caries Warsaw 2004 Endocarditis diagnosed
Inv-02 ND/M ND Bydgoszcz 2006 Homeless
Inv-03 51/M HIV suspected Gdynia 2007
Inv-04 37/M Dental caries Gdynia 2007 Endocarditis diagnosed
Inv-05 53/M Alcoholism, hepatic cirrhosis Rzeszów 2008
Inv-06 50/F Portal and posthepatitic C cirrhosis, dental caries Bydgoszcz 2008
Inv-07 32/M Alcoholism, abscess of the liver Gdynia 2008
Inv-08 24/M Not identified Gdynia 2009
Inv-09 17/M Not identified Kraków 2009
Inv-10 60/M Alcoholism Sosnowiec 2009
Inv-11 60/M Dental caries, frostbite of feet Bydgoszcz 2010 Homeless
Inv-12 36/M Alcoholism, delirium Gdynia 2010
Inv-13 37/M Not identified Legnica 2010 Endocarditis diagnosed
Inv-14 ND/M ND Sosnowiec 2011
Inv-15 50/M Skull trauma, skin ulceration Radom 2011 Homeless
Inv-16 71/M Stroke Kraków 2011
Inv-17 65/M Hepatic cirrhosis, encephalopathy, diabetes mellitus Gdańsk 2012
Inv-18 ND/M Stroke Poznań 2012 Endocarditis diagnosed

ND, no data.

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Keywords: diphtheria, nontoxigenic, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, invasive infection, local infection, bacteria, Poland

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