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acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae

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The diphtheric form:Lesions on the mucosa of the food pipe (oesophagus) and the wind pipe (trachea) that appears white in colour.
The disease characterized by proliferative lesions of the skin and diphtheric membranes of the respiratory tract, mouth and esophagus, has been described in avian species (8).
The tongue became coated with fetid diphtheric plaques, swollen lips and inability to eat.
Production of diphtheric toxin of high potency (100 Lf) on a reproducible medium.
Bizarre behavior, whether frantic or somnolent, is caused by a growing procession of ailments, among them rabies, nodding syndrome, unexplained epidemic epilepsy associated with onchocerciasis, diphtheric polyneuropathy, acute flaccid paralysis, brucellosis, encephalitis, or various fevers of unknown origin.