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Diphtheria: Introduction

Diphtheria: Diphtheria usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose, or skin. Like tetanus, it is caused by the toxin, or poison, of a bacterium, but it can ... more about Diphtheria.

Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Diphtheria is available below.

Symptoms of Diphtheria

Treatments for Diphtheria

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Diphtheria?

Diphtheria: Related Patient Stories

Diphtheria: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Diphtheria

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Diphtheria may include:

  • Diphtherinum homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Mercurius cyanatus homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Apis homeopathic remedy
  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Lac caninum homeopathic remedy
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Types of Diphtheria

Diphtheria: Complications

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Causes of Diphtheria

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Disease Topics Related To Diphtheria

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Diphtheria: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Diphtheria

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be more »

Diphtheria: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Diphtheria

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Diphtheria: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Diphtheria

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Prognosis for Diphtheria

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Clinical Trials for Diphtheria

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Prevention of Diphtheria

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Statistics for Diphtheria

Diphtheria: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Diphtheria

Diphtheria usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose, or skin. Like tetanus, it is caused by the toxin, or poison, of a bacterium, but it can spread from an infected person to the nose or throat of others. (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of Diphtheria:

A species of gram-positive, asporogenous bacteria in which three cultural types are recognized. These types (gravis, intermedius, and mitis) were originally given in accordance with the clinical severity of the cases from which the different strains were most frequently isolated. This species is the causative agent of DIPHTHERIA. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Diphtheria as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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