Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by Sofija Kardio, Nov 3, 2011.
I was going to say diphteria too as i see something like pseudomemberane , but she says it is a rare disease !!
diphteria IS rare disease
It differs according to the country
Here in Egypt , I dont think it is rare
In Serbia it is rare.
Yes it is diphteria. Sorry if I confused you, here in Serbia vaccination is necessary
F.Diphteria, characterized by persence of greyish-whitish memeber over the the palatine tonsils, soft palat, post. pharyngeal wall etc which bleeds upon removal.
often Jugulodigastric node are enlarged giving a "bull-neck" appearance.
RX; depends upon the extent of the psudomembrane formation:
Dip. Anti-toxin IV infusion with saline plus Antibiotics (penicillin, those allregic are prescribed Erythromycin)
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