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)