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What is diphtheria

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Diphtheria is a infection acute contagious. In addition, for those who want more technical details about the infection, we can say that diphtheria is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, a germ that is responsible for attacking the respiratory system, leaving him “trembling”. Apart from attacking the respiratory system, also can affect any mucosal or skin wound.


As the most characteristic symptoms of diphtheria, we can find swelling in the throat, as the most visible. Similarly, fever and malaise are two elements that also occur when the body attacks diphtheria.

When diphtheria occurs as a grayish membrane on the tonsils and pharynx, which may entail some degree of hoarseness and difficulty swallowing and breathing. (more…)

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