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/difˈTHi(ə)rēə/,/dip-/,
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An acute, highly contagious bacterial disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes, formation of a false membrane in the throat that hinders breathing and swallowing, and potentially fatal heart and nerve damage by a bacterial toxin in the blood. It is now rare in developed countries because of immunization,
  1. An acute, highly contagious bacterial disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes, formation of a false membrane in the throat that hinders breathing and swallowing, and potentially fatal heart and nerve damage by a bacterial toxin in the blood. It is now rare in developed countries because of immunization


  1. acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
  2. Diphtheria (Greek διφθέρα (diphthera) "pair of leather scrolls") is an upper respiratory tract illness caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, a facultative anaerobic Gram-positive bacterium. ...
  3. A highly infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract characterised by a sore throat, fever, and difficulty breathing. Its effects are due to a potent toxin secreted by a bacterium
  4. An acute, contagious disease that causes fever and problems for the heart and nervous system.
  5. a serious, infectious disease that produces a toxin (poison) and an inflammation in the membrane lining of the throat, nose, trachea, and other tissues.
  6. Respiratory disease transmitted by droplet and airborne transmission. Can interfere with swallowing; if not treated can result in heart disease or paralysis.
  7. An infection caused by bacteria that can cause your throat and nose to be coated with mucus, breathing problems, a fever, sore throat, throwing up, a stomachache, and chills.
  8. Diphtheria is an acute toxin-mediated infectious disease caused by toxigenic strains of C. diphtheriae . Diphtheria in the United States has been controlled through the use of diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccines. ...
  9. infectious disease causing severe inflammation of the throat caused by the formation of false laryngeal membranes; it is contagious through physical contact or the air and results in asphyxia by airway obstruction, motor control degeneration and loss of sensation.
  10. is a severe upper respiratory tract illness caused by a bacterium. Once quite common, it has largely been eliminated, at least in the developed nations, by vaccination.