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acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae

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ribotyping (2-4,6) or pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (5), or on the epidemiologic circumstances in the case of deep cutaneous diphtheria manifestation caused by toxigenic C.
There were no cases in which cutaneous diphtheria was noted before the onset of paralysis.
To the Editor: Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the agent of pharyngeal and cutaneous diphtheria.
on the incidence of imported cutaneous diphtheria in the United Kingdom (1) prompted us to describe the situation of cutaneous diphtheria in Germany and to analyze the cases reported to the German Consiliary Laboratory on Diphtheria since its establishment at our institute in 1997.
Because cutaneous diphtheria causes outbreaks of both cutaneous and pharyngeal forms, early diagnosis is essential for implementing control measures; high diphtheria vaccination coverage must also be maintained.