Severe Pneumonia Caused by Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans Infection, Japan
Ikkoh Yasuda, Hisayo Matsuyama, Tomoko Ishifuji, Yoshiro Yamashita, Masahiro Takaki, Konosuke Morimoto, Motohiro Sekino, Katsunori Yanagihara, Tatsuya Fujii, Masaaki Iwaki, Akihiko Yamamoto, Koya Ariyoshi, and Takeshi Tanaka
Author affiliations: Nagasaki University Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan (I. Yasuda, Y. Yamashita, M. Takaki, K. Morimoto, M. Sekino, K. Yanagihara, K. Ariyoshi, T. Tanaka); Kawakita General Hospital, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan (H. Matsuyama, T. Ishifuji, T. Fujii); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Shinjuku, Tokyo (M. Iwaki, A. Yamamoto)
Figure 2. Figure 2. Ribotyping tests for isolates from 2 case-patients with severe pneumonia caused by Corynebacterium ulcerans infection, Japan. Case-patient 1 isolate was categorized as R3 group and case-patient 2 isolate as R1 group. A, 0102 (R1 group); B, 0211 (R4 group); C, isolate from case-patient 2’s exudate on bronchus; D, isolate from cat 1’s throat in case 2; E, isolate from cat 2’s nasal cavity in case 2; F, isolate from cat 2’s throat in case 2; G, isolate from cat 2’s conjunctiva in case 2; H, isolate from case-patient 1’s exudate on bronchus; I, isolate from cat’s feeding tray in case-patient 1’s house; J, isolate from cat’s blanket in case-patient 1’s house; K, isolate from telephone receiver in case-patient 1’s house.
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