Potential pathogenic role of aggregative- adhering Corynebacterium diphtheriae of different clonal groups in endocarditis

Invasive diseases caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae have been described increasingly. Several reports indicate the destructive feature of endocarditis attributable to nontoxigenic strains. However, few reports have dealt with the pathogenicity of invasive strains. The present investigation demon...

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Main Authors: R. Hirata Jr., G.A. Pereira, A.A. Filardy, D.L.R. Gomes, P.V. Damasco, A.C.P. Rosa, P.E. Nagao, F.P. Pimenta, A.L. Mattos-Guaraldi
Format: Article
Published: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica 2008-11-01
Series:Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2008001100007