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Diphtheria

A localized infection of mucous membranes or skin caused by toxigenic strains of CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPHTHERIAE. It is characterized by the presence of a pseudomembrane at the site of infection. DIPHTHERIA TOXIN, produced by C. diphtheriae, can cause myocarditis, polyneuritis, and other systemic toxic effects.
Also Known As:
Diphtherias
Networked: 3683 relevant articles (110 outcomes, 494 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Tetanus
2. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
3. Poliomyelitis (Polio)
4. Hepatitis B
5. Measles

Experts

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 45 articles (02/2015 - 02/2000)
2. Aaby, Peter: 31 articles (01/2015 - 01/2002)
3. Halperin, Scott A: 26 articles (01/2014 - 05/2002)
4. Schuerman, Lode: 26 articles (01/2014 - 11/2002)
5. Jacquet, Jeanne-Marie: 20 articles (08/2011 - 01/2005)
6. Bock, Hans L: 19 articles (09/2012 - 05/2003)
7. Friedland, Leonard R: 17 articles (02/2015 - 04/2006)
8. Smith, Philip J: 16 articles (04/2014 - 01/2004)
9. Rodrigues, Amabelia: 15 articles (09/2014 - 06/2003)
10. Benn, Christine Stabell: 14 articles (01/2014 - 04/2004)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Diphtheria:
1. VaccinesIBA
2. ToxoidsIBA
3. Pertussis VaccineIBA
4. AntigensIBA
5. Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine (DPT Vaccine)IBA
6. Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines (Tripedia)FDA Link
7. Combined VaccinesIBA
8. Diphtheria Toxoid (Vaccine, Diphtheria)FDA Link
9. Pentetic Acid (DTPA)FDA LinkGeneric
10. AntibodiesIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
2. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
4. Microspheres (Microsphere)
5. Tracheotomy