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What is Respiratory diphtheria?

What is Respiratory diphtheria?

A contagious bacterial disease that starts with a sore throat and fever. The bacteria multiply in the throat and lead to ...more »

  • Respiratory diphtheria: Lung infection from Diphtheria.

Respiratory diphtheria: Introduction

Types of Respiratory diphtheria:

Broader types of Respiratory diphtheria:

How many people get Respiratory diphtheria?

Incidence (annual) of Respiratory diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 per 100,000 in USA (DBMD)
Incidence Rate of Respiratory diphtheria: approx 1 in 100,000,000 or 0.00% or 2 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Respiratory diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980; before the introduction of vaccine in the 1920s incidence was 100-200 cases per 100,000 population. Diphtheria remains endemic in developing countries. The countries of the former Soviet Union have reported >150,000 cases in an epidemic which began in 1990. (Source: excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD)

Who gets Respiratory diphtheria?

Profile for Respiratory diphtheria: Recently, diphtheria has primarily affected adults in the sporadic cases reported in the U.S. and in the large outbreaks in Russia and New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. (Source: excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD)

What causes Respiratory diphtheria?

Causes of Respiratory diphtheria: see causes of Respiratory diphtheria

What are the symptoms of Respiratory diphtheria?

Symptoms of Respiratory diphtheria: see symptoms of Respiratory diphtheria

Can anyone else get Respiratory diphtheria?

More information: see contagiousness of Respiratory diphtheria
Inheritance: see inheritance of Respiratory diphtheria

Respiratory diphtheria: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Respiratory diphtheria.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Respiratory diphtheria.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Respiratory diphtheria: Infectious Disease Specialist, Pulmonologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Respiratory diphtheria.
Treatments for Respiratory diphtheria: see treatments for Respiratory diphtheria
Research for Respiratory diphtheria: see research for Respiratory diphtheria

Organs Affected by Respiratory diphtheria:

Organs and body systems related to Respiratory diphtheria include:

Name and Aliases of Respiratory diphtheria

Main name of condition: Respiratory diphtheria

Class of Condition for Respiratory diphtheria: bacterial

Respiratory diphtheria: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Respiratory diphtheria:


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