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767 Possible Causes for Diphtheria, Tonsillitis

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Exudative pharyngitis and tonsillitis may be seen with mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), while exudates are uncommon in rhinoviral, coxsackievirus, and herpes[emedicine.medscape.com] (diphtheria) Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea) Chlamydia pneumoniae (chlamydia) The types of URIs refer to the parts of the upper respiratory tract most involved in the infection[healthline.com] Assessing peritonsillar abscesses May 16, 2013 This infection manifests as a collection of pus and is often a complication of tonsillitis that may require referral to a specialist[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    The mean length of stay was 3.22 days for bacterial tonsillitis and 4.37 days for infectious mononucleosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This case highlights the difficulties in the clinical diagnosis of diphtheria in partially immunized individuals, and for the management and control of diphtheria in developing[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Diphtheria. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis: often development of necrosis and dirty-gray pseudomembrane.[lecturio.com]

  • Pharyngitis

    Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections in the throat that cause inflammation.[cincinnatichildrens.org] Humans are the only known reservoir of C diphtheriae . Diphtheria is fatal in 5% to 10% of patients.[atsu.edu] What are pharyngitis and tonsillitis? Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections in the throat that cause inflammation.[entcolumbia.org]

  • Skin Infection

    […] inflammatory disease that effects the heart, joints, skin and brain), impetigo (skin infection), scarlet fever, puerperal fever, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, strep throat, tonsillitis[mrsaidblog.com] For the primary prevention of disease caused by diphtheria toxin-producing corynebacteria, vaccination with diphtheria toxoid is recommended.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] If toxigenicity is present, diphtheria antitoxin should be administered immediately.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diphtheria

    Sore throat due to a tonsillitis is the most common manifestation and can, thus, present to the clinician.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Diphtheria is brought about by the gram positive aerobic bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheria.[symptoma.com] The most common sites of infection are the pharynx and the tonsils, with common clinical manifestations that include sore throat, malaise, cervical lymphadenopathy and low-grade[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    […] trial was conducted comparing AZ-ER (single oral 2-g dose) with AZ-IR (3 days, 500 mg once daily) for the treatment of group A beta-haemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis/tonsillitis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A confirmed case of diphtheria has not been reported in Papua New Guinea for many years, though it should be considered dormant rather than extinct.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] tonsils is appropriate in some of these cases.[northshore.org]

  • Tonsillitis

    Children who develop tonsillitis have swollen lymph nodes in the neck and also develop patches on the tonsils.[symptoma.com] Scarlet fever, diphtheria and trench mouth may also produce acute tonsillitis.[britannica.com] Diphtheria – this is a respiratory infection which is very rare. It is, however, prevalent in some developing countries.[newhealthadvisor.com]

  • Corynebacterium Diphtheriae

    Seven of the throat isolates were associated with fever, severe pharyngitis and tonsillitis and were all biotype gravis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We then investigated the prevalence of Corynebacterium diphtheriae carrier status and diphtheria and tetanus immunity in São Paulo, Brazil.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Over the last years severe pharyngitis/tonsillitis associated with the isolation of non-toxigenic C. diphtheriae have been described.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

    Vincent tonsillitis - angina limited chiefly to the tonsils, caused by Vincent organisms (bacillus and spirillum).[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Diagnosis Rarely, tonsillar or pharyngeal tissues are affected, and diphtheria or infection due to agranulocytosis must be ruled out by throat culture and CBC when the gum[merckmanuals.com] ‘Throat swabs should be collected for streptococcal sore throat, diphtheria, Vincent's angina, thrush, and gonococcal pharyngeal infection.’[en.oxforddictionaries.com]

  • Lassa Fever

    CASE 3: A 6 year old girl with fever, vomiting, gastritis and tonsilitis.[adc.bmj.com] […] infection and children without localizing signs but with plausible clinical explanation/s for the fever, such as the development of fever within 24–48 hours of vaccination with diphtheria[journals.plos.org] An important diagnostic feature is the appearance of patches of white or yellowish exudate and occasionally small vesicles or shallow ulcers on the tonsils and pharynx.[gov.uk]

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