Exudative Pharyngitis by Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum-A Diagnostic Challenge during Diphtheria EpidemicCorrespondence Address :
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.
Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Macrolide resistance, Throat swabs
Kalpana George, Sohanlal Thiruvoth, Sheena Krishnan, Geetha Raveendran. EXUDATIVE PHARYNGITIS BY CORYNEBACTERIUM PSEUDODIPHTHERITICUM-A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE DURING DIPHTHERIA EPIDEMIC. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2019 Nov 13 ]; 12:DM01-DM03. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 17, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Nov 23, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 13, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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