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I have diphtheria, how long until I can return to work?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Expert link

Here's a link which should help you: http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002575/.

In brief: Expert link

Here's a link which should help you: http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002575/.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics

In brief: Doctor's orders

There are many potential complications to diphtheria and the recovery is slow.
The most common complication is inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). The nervous system is also frequently and severely affected, which may result in temporary paralysis. The diphtheria toxin can also damage the kidneys. You should be under the constant care of a physician.

In brief: Doctor's orders

There are many potential complications to diphtheria and the recovery is slow.
The most common complication is inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis). The nervous system is also frequently and severely affected, which may result in temporary paralysis. The diphtheria toxin can also damage the kidneys. You should be under the constant care of a physician.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
Thank
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