Diphtheria

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What is diphtheria?

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that most commonly affects the nose and throat. Caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae, the disease can cause blocked air passages, skin infections and lesions. Left untreated, bacterial toxins can spread through the bloodstream to other vital organs.

Common symptoms reported by people with diphtheria

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with diphtheria

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Compare treatments taken by people with diphtheria

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Who has diphtheria on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 0
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 1

These charts show data from diphtheria patients who have completed their condition history
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