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Laboratory Diagnosis of Diphtheria

Laboratory Diagnosis of Diphtheria

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To define diphtheria and its types. Describe the important properties of the C. diphtheriae and it's diagnosis in the laboratory; treatment and prophylaxis.

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Author Dr. Mayank Dwivedi; MBBS; MD; Assistant Professor; Department of Microbiology; Lady Hardinge Medical College and hospital; New Delhi.
Review Editor Dr. Beena Uppal; MBBS; MD; Director; Professor and Head of Department; Department of Microbiology; Maulana Azad Medical College; New Delhi.
Associate Editor Dr. Azra.S. Hasan; MBBS; MD and Dr. Varun Gupta; MBBS; MD; Clinical Education & Reference Division; Elsevier.
Practicals in Microbiology - Laboratory Diagnosis of Diphtheria
  • Definition
  • Classification
  • Epidemiology
  • About the Disease
  • Etiological Agent and its Properties
  • Etiology
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • C.Diphtheriae
  • Diphtheria Toxin
  • Processing of Swabs
  • Biochemical Tests
  • Toxigenicity Testing
  • Antibiotic Sensitivity Test
  • Toxigenic Biotypes - Characteristics
  • Test Yourself

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