The onset of the disease is usually gradual and includes symptoms such as: fatigue, fever, sore throat and swallowing problems. Children with symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, chills and high temperature, although some do not show symptoms until the infection progresses further. In 10% of cases, patients suffer from neck swelling, unofficially referred to as “bull neck”, and these cases are associated with a higher risk of death. In addition to symptoms at the site of the infection (sore throat), the patient may suffer more than general symptoms, such as frost, frost and rapid heart rate, the cause of these symptoms is toxic and claims “toxin” issued by bacteria. Can develop and lead to lower blood pressure in these patients. History of the disease
In 1878, Princess Alice, the daughter of Queen Victoria and her family, was suffocated, causing the death of two people, Princess Mary, Princess of Hessen, Ryan and Princess Alice herself.In the 1920s there were an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 diphtheria cases per year in the United States, causing 13,000 to 15,000 deaths per year. Children account for a large majority of these cases and their deaths. One of the most common diphtheria outbreaks was in Nomi, Alaska, and is now celebrating the 1925 sprint race to offer Nomi’s antidote to the “Great Race for Mercy”.
The disease may remain under control, but in more severe cases, lymph nodes in the neck may swell, breathing and swallowing will be more difficult. At this stage, people should seek immediate medical attention, because the closure of the throat may require intubation or a few trachea. Irregular heart rhythms can occur at an early stage of the course of the disease or in subsequent weeks, which can lead to heart failure. Polio can also cause paralysis of the eye, neck, throat or respiratory muscles. Patients with severe cases are placed in the hospital intensive care unit and given anti-diphtheria antidepressants.