Respiratory tract diphtheria
Nasal diphtheria starts with mild rhinorrhea that gradually becomes serosanguineous, then mucopurulent, and often malodorous; it occurs most often in infants.
Aqueous crystalline 150,000 to 250,000 U/kg/24 h IV in 4 divi...
Mild cases: After membrane sloughs off in 7 to 10 days, recovery is usually uneventful.
More severe cases: Recovery may be slower; serious compli...
American Academy of Pediatrics. Diphtheria. In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, et al, eds. Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 29th ed. Elk Grove Vi...
032.9 Diphtheria, unspecified
032.1 Nasopharyngeal diphtheria
032.85 Cutaneous diphtheria
032.81 Conjunctival diphtheria
032.84 Diphtheritic cystitis
032.3 Laryngeal diphtheria
032.89 Other specif...
Q: What is the incidence of diphtheria in the United States?
A: One probable case of diphtheria was reported in the United States in 2012, the first since 2003. Cutaneous diphtheria still occurs bu...
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Diphtheric myocarditis. Focal degeneration of cardiac myocytes is evident.