Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness characterized by sore throat, low-grade fever, and an adherent membrane of the tonsil(s), pharynx, and/or nose. A milder form of diphtheria can be limited to the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium.
Fever, also known as pyrexia, is a medical symptom which describes an increase in internal body temperature to levels which are above normal (37 degrees Celsius, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). An adaptive mechanism, fever is the body's reaction to pathogens; it attempts to raise core body temperature to levels which will denature, debilitate, or kill the pathogen. Most fevers are caused by infections and almost all infectious diseases can cause fever. ...
Diphtheria as related to Fever
- Diphtheria - Wikipedia
Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms may vary from mild to severe. They usually start two to five days ...
- Diphtheria | Symptoms | CDC
Diphtheria : Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis - Healthline
Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and nose. Find information on diphtheria symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
- Diphtheria Symptoms - Mayo Clinic
Fever and chills; Malaise; In some people, infection with diphtheria-causing bacteria causes only a mild illness — or no obvious signs and symptoms at all.
- Diphtheria Disease: Symptoms, Treatment & Vaccine
Diphtheria is a disease caused by a bacteria. Symptoms and signs include fever, swollen lymph nodes, trouble swallowing, and coughing. Read about treatment, …
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Diphtheria — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms of this infection that's preventable with a vaccine.
- Diphtheria - New York State Department of Health
Diphtheria. Last Reviewed: January 2012. ... Respiratory diphtheria presents as a sore throat with low-grade fever and a membrane attached to the tonsils, ...
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Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccines What You Need to Know Why get vaccinated? Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by …
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There are four vaccines used to prevent diphtheria, often combined with protection against tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough): DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.
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Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccine: learn about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more on MedlinePlus