A diphtheria outbreak in Assam, India.

  title={A diphtheria outbreak in Assam, India.},
  author={Lahari Saikia and Reema Nath and Naba Jyoti Saikia and Gargi Choudhury and Mili Sarkar},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={41 3},
Between May and July 2009 there was a small outbreak of diphtheria in adults in Assam, India, with 13 confirmed cases, 8 males and 5 females. The mean age of the confirmed patients was 21.8 +/- 10.5 years. Common signs and symptoms of these patients included low grade fever, sore throat and pseudomembranes on the tonsils. The case fatality rate was 30.8%. Neurological complications were observed in one case. None of the patients received antidiphtheric serum (ADS) since none was available. 

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