Diphtheria A36.9

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Epidemic and endemic acute infectious disease of the pharynx and upper respiratory tract accompanied by fever due to infection with Corynebacterium diphtheriae, s.a. Angina diphtherica. Characteristic are fibrinous coatings (pseudomembranes) in the mucosal area. If the skin is infected, usually in the area of wounds or the smallest epithelial defects, diphtheria of the skin may develop.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020