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cutaneous diptheria

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No less dangerous: Skin diptheria is milder than respiratory diptheria. Respiratory diptheria leads to death in 5 - 10% of subjects. Skin diptheria is usually self limit ... Read More
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
No: Cutaneous diphtheria is rare in the us. It is most often seen among persons with poor hygiene who live in crowded conditions. Skin infections with dip ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Place: Diphtheria is an illness caused by toxigenic strains of corynebacterium diphteriae which may affect the skin or resp. Tract. Important sites of infect ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Diphtheria: Diphtheria is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening bacterial disease caused by corynebacterium diphtheriae. There are two types of dip ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Diphtheria: Diphtheria is a bacterial infection of the upper airway caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. This disease was historically associated with severe i ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infection: Infection, usually in the throat, with cornybacterium diphtheriae produced a toxin that causes the signs and symptoms of diphtheria. Dpt vaccination p ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Death rate is 5-10%,: up to 20% in patients <age 5 & > age 40 from infections caused by toxin-producing strains of Corynebacterium Diphtheriae. It was endemic in ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Toxic strains 3-23%: Diphtheria has more & less toxic strains with impact based on toxicity. In unprotected areas the case fatality rate during epidemics in the 90's was 3 ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Diphtheria is a nasty illness. We don't see a lot of it here, but in a lot of foreign countries, notably russia and surrounding areas, diphtheria is a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Diphtheria used to be a major cause of illness and death among children, before vaccines were developed. It is a serious bacterial infection, spread b ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
48 hours: [not the eddie murphy movie!] usually a person with diphtheria is no longer contagious after they've taken antibiotics for 48 hours.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See below: Edwin klebs (1834-1913), a swiss-german pathologist, identified and described the bacterium that causes diphtheria in 1883. (just to point out the dev ... Read More

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