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Diphtheria MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Diphtheria
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.040.246.388
Unique ID
D004165
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004165
Annotation
caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Scope Note
A localized infection of mucous membranes or skin caused by toxigenic strains of CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPHTHERIAE. It is characterized by the presence of a pseudomembrane at the site of infection. DIPHTHERIA TOXIN, produced by C. diphtheriae, can cause myocarditis, polyneuritis, and other systemic toxic effects.
Entry Term(s)
Corynebacterium diphtheriae Infection
NLM Classification #
WC 320
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Diphtheria Preferred
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