Cite this page: Handra-Luca, A. Diphtheria. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/tracheadiphtheria.html. Accessed November 19th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Tracheal involvement in pharyngeal / laryngeal diphtheria is uncommon
- Late appearance of grey brown thick and firm false membranes of pharynx and larynx
- Death occurs rarely in nonimmunized children (Vestn Otorinolaringol 1995;(2):31)
- Fatal case in a nonimmunized child (Pediatr Pathol 1994;14:391)