f First clinical case of Corynebacterium auriscanis isolated from localized dog bite infection
- Authors: Jeanine M. Bygott1, Henry Malnick2, Jayesh J. Shah2, Marie A. Chattaway3, J. Andreas Karas1
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Affiliations: 1 1Clinical Microbiology & Public Health Laboratory, Health Protection Agency East of England, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK 2 2Laboratory of HealthCare Associated Infection, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK 3 3Molecular Identification Services Unit, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK
- CorrespondenceJeanine M. Bygott email@example.com
- J. Med. Microbiol., July 2008 57: 899-900, doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.47780-0
- Subject: Case Reports
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Corynebacterium auriscanis has only previously been isolated from dogs and to our knowledge no cases of zoonotic transmission to humans have been reported. A case of a leg wound infection following a dog bite in a previously healthy human patient is described and confirms this organism to be a potential human pathogen.
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