Thursday, February 22, 2018

Diphtheria Overview and Symptoms

Respiratory diphtheria presents as a sore throat with low-grade fever and an adherent membrane of the tonsils, pharynx, or nose. Neck swelling is usually present in severe disease. Cutaneous diphtheria presents as infected skin lesions which lack a characteristic appearance. Diptheria is relatively rare in the United States. Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in […]