Diphtheria

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DDx

  • Streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Oral candidiasis
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Viral pharyngitis, eg, adenovirus, herpes simplex virus
  • Necrotizing gingivostomatitis (Vincent’s angina, trench mouth)
  • Arcanobacterium haemolyticum pharyngitis
  • Other causes of cranial nerve or motor neuropathy, eg, myasthenia gravis, botulism, Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Myocarditis due to other causes

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DDx

  • Streptococcal pharyngitis
  • Oral candidiasis
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Viral pharyngitis, eg, adenovirus, herpes simplex virus
  • Necrotizing gingivostomatitis (Vincent’s angina, trench mouth)
  • Arcanobacterium haemolyticum pharyngitis
  • Other causes of cranial nerve or motor neuropathy, eg, myasthenia gravis, botulism, Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Myocarditis due to other causes

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