Corynebacterium diphtheriae


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Corynebacterium diphtheriae

[¦kȯr·ə‚nē·bak′tir·ē·əm dif′thir·ē‚ī]
(microbiology)
A facultatively aerobic, nonmotile species of bacteria that causes diphtheria in humans. Also known as Klebs-Loeffler bacillus.
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Pangenomic study of Corynebacterium diphtheriae that provides insights into the genomic diversity of pathogenic isolates from cases of classical diphtheria, endocarditis, and pneumonia.
de Soares et al., "Pangenomic study of Corynebacterium diphtheriae that provides insights into the genomic diversity of pathogenic isolates from cases of classical diphtheria, endocarditis, and pneumonia," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
Diphtheria is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae having four subtypes, Gravis being more toxic, in settings of incomplete or absent immunization, low socio economic status, and overcrowding or immunocompromised host.
Corynebacterium diphtheriae can contaminate milk during the handling process if infected dairy workers sneeze or cough the bacilli into milk.
Background & objectives: Diphtheria infections caused by the different toxigenic biotypes of Corynebacterium diphtheriae are endemic in Delhi.
Studies on the virulence of bacteriophage-infected strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. J Bacteriol 1951;61:675-88.
In the 1950s, for example, investigators realized that the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae causes the upper respiratory illness known as diphtheria only if a certain bacteriophage infects the microbe.
HIGHLY infectious disease caused by a bacterial toxin, Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It attacks the throat and may lead to obstruction of the upper air passages.
Toxin-producing Corynebacterium diphtheriae was identified in cutaneous wounds from four U.S.
Diphtheria due to toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae occurs sporadically across Europe, mostly in persons who emigrated from disease-endemic countries (1,2).

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