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How is diphtheria treated?

Diphtheria is treated with diphtheria antitoxin to neutralize the toxin and with antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Cholera


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