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DOID DOID:11405
Name diphtheria
Definition A primary bacterial infectious disease that is characterized by sore throat, low fever, and an adherent membrane (a pseudomembrane) on the tonsils, pharynx, and/or nasal cavity. A milder form of diphtheria can be restricted to the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium. Diphtheria toxin spreads through the bloodstream and can lead to potentially life-threatening complications that affect other organs of the body, such as the heart and kidneys.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diphtheria
Xrefs

GARD:1875

MESH:D003354

UMLS_CUI:C0010153

Alternateids

DOID:4132

Subsets

gram-positive_bacterial_infectious_disease

Synonyms

corynebacterium infection [EXACT]

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is_a primary bacterial infectious disease

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