What is another word for diphtheria?

Pronunciation: [dɪfθˈi͡əɹɪə] (IPA)

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that typically affects the throat. It can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, and even death if left untreated. There are various synonyms for the word diphtheria, including Boulogne sore throat, membranous croup, and malignant sore throat. Other common terms used to describe the infection include pseudo-membranous pharyngitis, suffocative angina, and Garrod's disease. Despite the availability of vaccines, diphtheria remains a significant public health concern in certain parts of the world, particularly in areas with low vaccination rates. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you or a loved one may have contracted diphtheria.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
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What are the hyponyms for Diphtheria?

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Usage examples for Diphtheria

In the summer, Lady Amberley and her little daughter Rachel, who was only six years old, died of diphtheria within a few days of each other.
"Lady-John-Russell"
MacCarthy, Desmond
There are many cases of diphtheria, typhoid, typhus, scarlet fever, consumption and other diseases.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915"
Monica M. Stanley
There are over one hundred patients at the road-side dispensary; each day some of the cases are terrible-typhus, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and a very bad case of small-pox, but there are no hospitals to send these sort of cases to.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915"
Monica M. Stanley

Famous quotes with Diphtheria

  • Paganism is infectious, more infectious than diphtheria or piety.
    E. M. Forster
  • The Mexicans gave the Spaniards malaria, and the Spaniards gave the Mexicans smallpox, whooping cough, diphtheria, and syphilis. The Spaniards believed it was better to give than to receive.
    Will Cuppy
  • Full of years, Sir Frank's body died. The diphtheria which carried him off caused him as much suffering as it would have done an ordinary man; dying was not eased by his unique gift. He slid out into the long darkness — but his consciousness continued unabated in eight other bodies.
    Brian Aldiss
  • Can we be honest for a moment. You didn't have a good Christmas, did you? Your turkey was too dry, your kids spent all day glued to their internets, and you didn't bother watching the Big Christmas Film because you've owned it for years on DVD. What you should have had to liven things up was my mother. She arrived at my house with a steely resolve that the Christmas holidays would be exactly like the Christmas holidays she enjoyed when she was a child. Only without the diphtheria or the bombing raids.
    Jeremy Clarkson

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