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Diphtheria

A Gram-positive bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It usually involves the oral cavity, pharynx, and nasal cavity. Patients develop pseudomembranes in the affected areas and manifest signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. The diphtheria toxin may cause myocarditis, polyneuritis, and other systemic effects. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
4334
Concept ID:
C0012546
Disease or Syndrome
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Laryngeal diphtheria

Infection of the larynx by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
4336
Concept ID:
C0012557
Disease or Syndrome

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