Upper respiratory tract and cutaneous diphtheria

Kishore C. Prasad, Vishnu Kaniyur, Shalini Shenoy, Sampath C. Prasad

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Abstract

With the global immunization programme of children there is a progressive decline in the number of diphtheria cases. It is a disease commonly affecting the children caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae usually affecting the mucous membrane of the nose, pharynx or larynx. Cutaneous diphtheria is a rare entity. We present a rare case of cutaneous diphtheria in a 15-year-old boy with nasal, pharyngeal and laryngeal involvement. The patient developed anaphylactic reaction to antidiphtheritic serum (ADS) during treatment, all of which were managed successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Volume57
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2005

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  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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