Volume : V, Issue : IV, April - 2016

Abstract :

 Diphtheria is an acute, contagious, feile illness caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality in all age groups. Seven hundred and thirty three cases of Clinical diphtheria, admitted from August to March 2016 at a tertiary care hospital were included in the study. All patients presented with fever, difficulty in swallowing and patch in the throat. On admission, before starting treatment, two throat swabs were collected; one for KLB examination and the other for Culture. The results were analyzed and it was concluded that Diphtheria being a contagious disease and associated with high morbidity and, needs to be treated as an emergency, based on high index of clinical suspicion. The results of KLB and Culture are subject to several limiting factors and negative report does not rule out diphtheria.

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, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-2 | Issue-2 | February-2013


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