Disease Information for Diphtheria, cutaneous

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Cutaneous ulcer/Skin ulcer
Non-healing local ulcer/inoculation site
Painless/digital ulcers
Papulopustular Rash
Pustular rash/Pustules
Ulcer/skin 'punched out' type
Ulcerations/skin
Penile lesion
Acute Motor Weakness
Vaginal/Vulva ulcers
Nasal ulceration/cutaneous sore
Constitutional symptoms
Purulent exudate/sign
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Infection Complication Cardiac Severe
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Inadequate vaccinations/immunizations
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Corynebactrerium diphtheriae isolate
Microlab/Cutaneous ulcer/lesion culture abnormal
Microlab/Gram positive bacteria
Microlab/Gram positive rods/Chinese figure pattern seen
Microlab/Gram-positive bacillus seen
Microlab/Pleomorphic bacteria on stain
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/AV Nodal Block/Complete
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
AV node lesion/infiltrate
Cranial nerve palsy
Diphtheria neuritis/Post-diphtheritic
Facial nerve palsy/secondary
Guillain-Barre syndrome
Heart block, complete
Motor neuropathy
Myocarditis, secondary
Nasal vestibulitis
Neuritis
Peripheral neuropathy
Polyneuritis
Venticular tach/non sustained/recurrent
Facial Paralysis
Polyneuropathy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
AGENT/Gram positive bacillus/rods (ex)
AGENT/Rod to Coccus pleomorphism
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Carrier state occurs
Pathophysiology/Exotoxin/secretion by microbe
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antitoxin/antivenom
RX/Diphtheria Antitoxin
RX/Erythromycin (Erythrocin)
Definition
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Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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