Saturday, 2 July 2011

Diphtheria (Sore throat infection)

By 1946 diphtheria, which was formerly a common and lethal disease in Britain, became so rare as a result of prophylactic inoculation that many doctors have never seen it. Yet in many parts of the worlddiphtheria is still an important cause of illness. It is essential that doctors should press for prophylactic inoculation, for complacency due to the virtual disappearance of diphtheria is resulting in a falling rate of immunization, and the disease has reappeared in small outbreaks. The immediate treatment of the disease is of such vital importance to the patient that the doctor must always bear the condition in mind when examining a patient who complains of a sore throat

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