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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 3061-3063

Case of Ludwig's angina due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae from western Rajasthan, India-A case report of an uncommon presentation


1 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sarika P Kombade
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_684_19

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Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a toxin producing, classically noninvasive bacteria that causes diphtheria a vaccine-preventable disease mainly in children. With increasing vaccine cover, new spectrum of infections is increasingly seen involving invasive infections and nontoxigenic strains of C. diphtheriae. Here, we present a case of Ludwig's angina caused by C. diphtheriae in a 45-year-old female. Only Corynebacterium spp. have been previously reported in Ludwig's angina patients.


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