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What are the symptoms of diphtheria?

Diphtheria symptoms show up one to 10 days after the infection and can include fever and chills, bluish skin color, breathing difficulties, barking cough, drooling, hoarseness, swollen lymph nodes, a sore throat, painful swallowing, a runny nose and a grey-colored membrane growth at the back of the throat.

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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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