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What causes diphtheria?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: C.diphtheriae strain

The germ corynebacterium diphtheriae is a bacteria that has a toxic strain that uses humans as it's only reservoir. It produces a variety of enzymes that allow it to penetrate and destroy cells or have toxic effects on the heart, kidneys & nerves.

In brief: C.diphtheriae strain

The germ corynebacterium diphtheriae is a bacteria that has a toxic strain that uses humans as it's only reservoir. It produces a variety of enzymes that allow it to penetrate and destroy cells or have toxic effects on the heart, kidneys & nerves.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Infection

Infection, usually in the throat, with cornybacterium diphtheriae produced a toxin that causes the signs and symptoms of diphtheria.
Dpt vaccination prevents diphtheria.

In brief: Infection

Infection, usually in the throat, with cornybacterium diphtheriae produced a toxin that causes the signs and symptoms of diphtheria.
Dpt vaccination prevents diphtheria.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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