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Corynebacterium haemolyticum infections in Sri Lanka

  • R. S. B. Wickremesinghe (a1)
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Corynebacterium haemolyticum infections are described for the first time in Sri Lanka. In a period of 2 years from 1978–80 C. haemolyticum was isolated from the pharynx of 9 patients with tonsillitis and from local septic lesions in 7 other patients. Association with other pathogens was common. No patients had a rash. The properties of the isolates are described.

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