Respiratory diphtheria

What is Respiratory diphtheria?

Respiratory diphtheria meaning When a person is infected with diphtheria, the bacterium usually multiplies in the throat, leading to the respiratory version of diphtheria. A membrane may form over the throat and tonsils, causing a sore throat. Other common symptoms of respiratory diphtheria may include: breathing difficulty, a husky voice, enlarged lymph glands, and an increased heart rate.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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