Basic Summary for Respiratory diphtheria


Main name of condition: Respiratory diphtheria

What is Respiratory diphtheria?
  Brief description of Respiratory diphtheria: Lung infection from Diphtheria
  Parent types of Respiratory diphtheria: Diphtheria, Bacterial diseases, Lung conditions, Larynx conditions
  Organs Affected by Respiratory diphtheria: lung, respiratory tract, tonsils, larynx
How many people get Respiratory diphtheria?
  Incidence (annual) of Respiratory diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 per 100,000 in USA (DBMD)
  Incidence Rate of Respiratory diphtheria: approx 1 in 100,000,000 or 0.00% or 2 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Respiratory diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980; before the introduction of vaccine in the 1920s incidence was 100-200 cases per 100,000 population. Diphtheria remains endemic in developing countries. The countries of the former Soviet Union have reported >150,000 cases in an epidemic which began in 1990.1
Who gets Respiratory diphtheria?
  Profile for Respiratory diphtheria: Recently, diphtheria has primarily affected adults in the sporadic cases reported in the U.S. and in the large outbreaks in Russia and New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. 1
What causes Respiratory diphtheria?
  Class of Condition for Respiratory diphtheria: bacterial
What are the symptoms of Respiratory diphtheria?
  Symptoms of Respiratory diphtheria: see symptoms of Respiratory diphtheria
Can anyone else get Respiratory diphtheria?
  More information: see contagiousness of Respiratory diphtheria
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Respiratory diphtheria: see treatments for Respiratory diphtheria

1. excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD

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