A Patient with Suspected Diphtheria

myocarditis diphtheria sepsis

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  • Muhammad Vitanata Arfijanto
    drvitanata@yahoo.co.id
    1. Division of Tropical Infectious Disease, Departemen Ilmu Penyakit Dalam FK - Unair RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya 2. Institute of Tropical Disease Airlangga University
  • Siti Irma Mashitah Departement of Cardiology FK Unair RSU Dr. Soetomo
  • Prihartini Widiyanti Institute of Tropical Disease Airlangga University
  • Bramantono Bramantono 1. Division of Tropical Infectious Disease, Departemen Ilmu Penyakit Dalam FK - Unair RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya 2. Institute of Tropical Disease Airlangga University
May 3, 2010

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It was reported that a mature woman, Mrs. S, 42 years old with several complaints and symptoms such as fever, swallowing pain
weak body, swollen tonsil with beslag, dirty uvula of mouth cavity and tongue, and bullneck. The final diagnosis indicated that the
patient was suspected diphtheria, candidiasis oris, sepsis, and pneumonia. The sudden death of the patient was probably caused bymyocarditis.

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