Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans in a fatal human case and her feline contacts, France, March 2014

Publié le 25 Septembre 2014
Mis à jour le 05 juillet 2019

In March 2014, a person in their eighties who was diagnosed with extensive cellulitis due to toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans died from multiple organ failure. Environmental investigation also isolated C. ulcerans in biological samples from two stray cats in contact with the case. This finding provides further evidence that pets can carry toxigenic C. ulcerans and may be a source of the infection in humans.

Auteur : Vandentorren S, Guiso N, Badell E, Boisrenoult P, Micaelo M, Troche G, Lecouls P, Moquet M, Patey O, Belchior E
Eurosurveillance, 2014, vol. 19, n°. 38, p. pii: 20910