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Descriptor English: Diphtheria
Descriptor Spanish: Difteria
Descriptor Portuguese: Difteria
Descriptor French: Diphtérie
Entry term(s): Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infections
Infection, Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Tree number(s): C01.150.252.410.040.246.388
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004165
Scope note: A localized infection of mucous membranes or skin caused by toxigenic strains of CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPHTHERIAE. It is characterized by the presence of a pseudomembrane at the site of infection. DIPHTHERIA TOXIN, produced by C. diphtheriae, can cause myocarditis, polyneuritis, and other systemic toxic effects.
Annotation: caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 4222
Unique ID: D004165
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Diphtheria - Preferred
Concept UI M0006520
Scope note A localized infection of mucous membranes or skin caused by toxigenic strains of CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPHTHERIAE. It is characterized by the presence of a pseudomembrane at the site of infection. DIPHTHERIA TOXIN, produced by C. diphtheriae, can cause myocarditis, polyneuritis, and other systemic toxic effects.
Preferred term Diphtheria
Entry term(s) Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infections
Infection, Corynebacterium diphtheriae



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