Measles
The likelihood of contracting a non-painful measles person in contact with a patient approaches 100%. Most often, children of preschool and school age are sick. The source of infection is…

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How to distinguish a sore throat from a cold
Angina, probably, at least once in his life, everyone was ill. What is this disease? What are its causes, and most importantly, what to do with angina? An acute infection…

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Chronic tonsillitis: symptoms and treatment of the disease
Chronic tonsillitis (CT) is common after a recent sore throat. It can also provoke any other infectious disease in which inflammation of the throat mucosa has been observed. Often people…

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this happens extremely rarely

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is an acute, life-threatening, infectious disease. Children aged 3–7 years are most susceptible to it; in recent years, the incidence of adolescents and adults has increased.

Diphtheria is an acute, life-threatening, infectious disease. It proceeds in the form of acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, mainly the pharynx (approximately 90% of cases), the nose, the skin at the sites of damage, eyes or genitals.

The main threat, however, is not inflammation, but poisoning with a toxin, which is produced by the bacterium, the causative agent of the disease, while the cardiovascular and nervous systems are mainly affected.

The causative agent of diphtheria and infection
The causative agent of diphtheria is Corynebacterium diphteriae – gram-positive bacteria in the form of sticks with characteristic bulbous thickenings at the ends, which are placed in pairs in swabs, at an angle in the form of a Roman numeral V with respect to each other. Diphtheria bacilli secrete diphtheria toxin, the enzyme neuraminidase and other biochemically active compounds in the process of life. Continue reading

Scarlet fever in a child: symptoms and treatment
Symptoms of scarlet fever in a child should be known to every parent. This is an infectious disease that causes group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABA). I advise you to take…

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High fever in a child
Always have a first aid note on hand for a child with a high fever. High temperature in a child often takes parents by surprise. When the baby becomes weak…

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What is the danger of hypothermia for the body?
What is hypothermia? Lowering body temperature below the level necessary for the natural functioning of organs and maintaining metabolism is called hypothermia. In the people, such a condition is better…

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What is the danger of vitamin C deficiency?
Frequent headaches, chronic fatigue, high irritability, especially in combination with bleeding gums, may indicate a lack of vitamin C. Therefore, do not rush to take an analgesic. You may need…

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