How to manage a person with diphtheria

Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease that is caused by toxin-producing bacteria known as corynebacterium diphtheria. It affects the mucus lining of the upper respiratory tract, usually the tonsils, throat and the nose. A characteristic mark of diphtheria is the thick grey-coated layer found at the back of the throat. If this layer is removed, …

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