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Diphtheria

Diphtheria

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Published by Abrar Umar
www.abrarumar.com
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Published by: Abrar Umar on Oct 18, 2010
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DIPHTHERIAkhunnaq
Dr abrar umarwww.abrarumar.com
 
DIPHTHERIA
Diphtheria is an acute infectious diseasecaused by toxigenic strains of of corynebacterium diphtheriae---Characterized by wash leather elevatedgreyish green membrane on the tonsils.it haswell defined edge is firm adherent and issurrounded by zone of inflammation---swelling of neck---bull neck
 
EPIDEMIOLOGY
DISTRIBUTIONTIMEmostly during winter and autumn seasonPLACEdensely populated urban slumsPERSON
Children of 1-5 years of age
Can occure in both sexes
Infants of immune mother remain immune forfirst few months

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