Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 28480263
Link to DOI – 10.1093/ofid/ofw271
Open Forum Infect Dis 2017 ; 4(1): ofw271
Cutaneous diphtheria is uncommon in Europe. In this study, we report a case of imported cutaneous infection due to a non-toxigenic but tox gene-bearing (NTTB) strain of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The NTTB strains are recognized as emerging pathogens across Europe, and physicians and bacteriologists should be aware of the circulation of these strains.