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Diphtheria
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Diphtheria causes a characteristic swollen neck, sometimes referred to as “bull neck”.

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This page is about clinical aspects of the disease.  For microbiologic aspects of the causative organism(s), see Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2], Dima Nimri, M.D. [3], Aysha Aslam, M.B.B.S[4]

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Diphtheria from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | Echocardiography or Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1


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