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Diphtheria Summary

Description: 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) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Diphtheria

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Vaccines : 25 outcomes 103 studies in 842 results : IBA
  2. Toxoids : 23 outcomes 89 studies in 746 results : IBA
  3. Pertussis Vaccine : 15 outcomes 63 studies in 528 results : IBA
  4. Antigens : 11 outcomes 59 studies in 405 results : IBA
  5. Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine (DPT Vaccine) : 7 outcomes 33 studies in 266 results : IBA
  6. Diphtheria-Tetanus-acellular Pertussis Vaccines (Tripedia) : 6 outcomes 26 studies in 145 results : FDA 1
  7. Combined Vaccines : 6 outcomes 18 studies in 99 results : IBA
  8. Diphtheria Toxoid (Vaccine, Diphtheria) : 6 outcomes 15 studies in 137 results : FDA 1
  9. Pentetic Acid (DTPA) : 5 outcomes 29 studies in 97 results : FDA 2 Generic
  10. Antibodies : 4 outcomes 33 studies in 364 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Diphtheria

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

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 16 results
  2. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 7 results
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 1 outcome 1 study in 13 results
  4. Microspheres (Microsphere) : 1 outcome 1 study in 8 results
  5. Tracheotomy : 1 outcome in 21 results
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