A 21-year-old member asked:
How does diphtheria spread
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Specializes in Infectious Disease
Aerosolized: Aerosolized droplets or rarely infected skin lesions..This is a rare disease because of excellent vaccination outreach.
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What is diphtheria?
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
Diphtheria: Diphtheria is a bacterial infection of the upper airway caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. This disease was historically associated with severe illness and sometimes death, until the vaccine against it was developed in the early 1920's. Currently, immunization schedules including the DTaP vaccine have been tremendously successful in preventing this disease.
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Last updated Apr 11, 2020
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