Exudative Pharyngitis by Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum-A Diagnostic Challenge during Diphtheria Epidemic DM01-DM03
Dr. Kalpana George,
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Malappuram, Manjeri-676121, Kerala, India.
Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum is a common commensal of the upper respiratory tract which can mimic mild diphtheria clinically and can be a challenge for treating physicians, especially in the setting of a diphtheria epidemic. We report eight cases of pharyngitis caused by macrolide resistant Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum.