Medical Dictionary: Bretonneau's angina


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Bretonneau's angina: Another name for Diphtheria.
Bretonneau's angina (condition): Infectious bacterial respiratory disease

Bretonneau's angina: Diphtheria usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose, or skin. Like tetanus, it is caused by the toxin, or poison, of a bacterium, but it can spread from an infected person to the nose or throat of others.1

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1. excerpt from Shots for Safety - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

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