Journal of Hygiene

Research Article

Corynebacterium haemolyticum infections in Sri Lanka

R. S. B. Wickremesinghea1

a1 Consultant Microbiologist, Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Corynebacterium haemolyticum infections are described for the first time in Sri Lanka. In a period of 2 years from 1978–80 C. haemolyticum was isolated from the pharynx of 9 patients with tonsillitis and from local septic lesions in 7 other patients. Association with other pathogens was common. No patients had a rash. The properties of the isolates are described.

(Received February 02 1981)