Analysis of clinical cases of membranous pharyngitis associated with Corynebacterium ulcerans

L.R. Shostakovych-Koretska, V.V. Mavrutenkov, I.V. Budayeva, G.O. Revenko


The paper presents 4 clinical cases of membranous pharyngitis caused by Corynebacterium ulcerans in subjects aged 27, 32, 44 and 46 years, with detailed analysis. The role of the zoonotic pathogen Corynebacterium ulcerans in the emergence of a disease similar to classic diphtheria is shown. The importance of vaccination against diphtheria is emphasized in order to prevent the incidence of zoonotic infection caused by Corynebacterium ulcerans.


Corynebacterium ulcerans; pharyngitis; diphtheria; vaccination; clinical case


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