DIPHTHERIA MYOCARDITIS: CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Muhammad Nadir Khan Army Cardiac Center, Lahore Pakistan
  • Tahira Muqaddas Army Cardiac Center, Lahore Pakistan

Keywords:

Bull neck, Cardiac involvement, Chinese letter appearance, Corynebacterium diphtheria

Abstract

Diphtheria is a communicable disease which is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheria. Global incidence of diphtheria has declined due to worldwide immunization programs , but still cases of diphtheria are reported across the world because of poor vaccine coverage, population growth and low socio economic status. We report here a case of diphtheria in a 13-years-old girl who presented to us with ventricular tachycardia.

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Published

30-03-2018

How to Cite

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Khan MN, Muqaddas T. DIPHTHERIA MYOCARDITIS: CASE REPORT. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2018 Mar. 30 [cited 2024 May 23];68(Suppl-1):S206-07. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/3276

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