Corpus ID: 22661075

When Infections Co-exist: Infectious Mono and Diphtheria.

  title={When Infections Co-exist: Infectious Mono and Diphtheria.},
  author={Kristina Haight and F. A. Holden},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  • Kristina Haight, F. A. Holden
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    Canadian family physician…
  • Medicine
  • Infectious mononucleosis was tentatively diagnosed in a patient who presented with a temperature of 39.5°C, red throat and enlarged nodes in the neck. He was given amoxycillin 250 mg tid and was admitted to hospital, where his clinical symptoms of diphtheria were investigated. Medication was switched to penicillin V 300 mg tid. On the fifth hospital day the laboratory reported a culture of a toxigenic strain of C. diphtheriae from an initial throat swab.On the same day, he developed an… CONTINUE READING

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