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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in 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

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Pulmonary v serious: Respiratory diptheria is very serious and leads to death in 5-10% of infected individuals. Dpt vaccination protects.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Aerosolized: Aerosolized droplets or rarely infected skin lesions..This is a rare disease because of excellent vaccination outreach.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Get vaccinated: Humans are the only reservoir of contageous material. Since international travel is common, a contageous traveler, early in their illness, could spred ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Droplets/drainage: Diptheria is spread by contact with respiratory tract droplets from a respiratory carrier or drainage from skin lesions from a person with cutaneous d ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
In many cases, YES: Otherwise, whoever has diphtheria can die, or while dying, can actively spread the disease to other people.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Droplets or skin: Spread through respiratory secretions (cough or sneeze) or direct contact with lesion.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sore throat: Mainly sore throat with lymph gland swelling, hoarseness and stridor.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
DIPHTHERIA: The appearance of the membrane suggest th dx. Gram stain is positive to gram negative bacilli and send for culture for c. Diptheriae.

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