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Complications of Diphtheria

Complications list for Diphtheria:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Diphtheria includes:

See also the symptoms of Diphtheria and Diphtheria: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Diphtheria from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Diphtheria and Diphtheria: Introduction.

Complications of Diphtheria:

Diphtheria: DBMD (Excerpt)

Myocarditis, polyneuritis, and airway obstruction are common complications of respiratory diphtheria; death occurs in 5%-10% of respiratory cases. Complications and deaths are much less frequent in cutaneous diphtheria. (Source: excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD)

Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

It can lead to breathing problems, heart failure, paralysis, and sometimes death. (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

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About complications:

Complications of Diphtheria are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Diphtheria. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Diphtheria and complications of Diphtheria is unclear or arbitrary.

 

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