Basic Summary for Cutaneous diphtheria


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Main name of condition: Cutaneous diphtheria


What is Cutaneous diphtheria?
  Brief description of Cutaneous diphtheria: Skin infection from Diphtheria
  Parent types of Cutaneous diphtheria: Diphtheria, Bacterial diseases
  Organs Affected by Cutaneous diphtheria: skin
How many people get Cutaneous diphtheria?
  Incidence (annual) of Cutaneous diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980 (DBMD)
  Incidence Rate of Cutaneous diphtheria: approx 1 in 100,000,000 or 0.00% or 2 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Cutaneous diphtheria: Approximately 0.001 cases per 100,000 population in the U.S. since 1980; before the introduction of vaccine in the 1920s incidence was 100-200 cases per 100,000 population. Diphtheria remains endemic in developing countries. The countries of the former Soviet Union have reported >150,000 cases in an epidemic which began in 1990.1
Who gets Cutaneous diphtheria?
  Profile for Cutaneous diphtheria: Recently, diphtheria has primarily affected adults in the sporadic cases reported in the U.S. and in the large outbreaks in Russia and New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. 1
What causes Cutaneous diphtheria?
  Class of Condition for Cutaneous diphtheria: bacterial
What are the symptoms of Cutaneous diphtheria?
  Symptoms of Cutaneous diphtheria: see symptoms of Cutaneous diphtheria
Can anyone else get Cutaneous diphtheria?
  More information: see contagiousness of Cutaneous diphtheria
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Cutaneous diphtheria: see treatments for Cutaneous diphtheria

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Diphtheria: DBMD

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