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Diphtheria and diphtheria toxin
Diphtheria is an acute infectious disease, which is very dangerous to life. This is a severe inflammation of the upper respiratory tract (in most cases), eyes, skin. The main threat during this illness is not inflammation, but the toxin produced by the causative agent of diphtheria, which causes the damage to the cardiovascular and nervous system.
Diphtheria is caused by bacteria, the so-called diphtheria sticks, the disease is transmitted by airborne droplets, much less often – through household items.
Diphtheritic toxin has a very negative effect on the myocardium, developing myocarditis, as well as it can provoke an infectious-toxic shock, a general intoxication of the body, severe disorders in the work of the nervous system. Continue reading
Sore spots on the skin or scaly bubbles may be deprived. This skin disease can be of several types, but today let’s talk about the depriving infectious nature. The source of infection can be not only a sick person, but also an animal, the soil on which the causative agents of the disease fell. In the summer, the risk of picking up the lichen increases, so it is important to know the “enemy by sight”.
How to understand what it is exactly?
It is impossible to give a 100% correct diagnosis to yourself, you are not a dermatologist and you hardly have a laboratory at your place to do research and analyzes. Continue reading