[Diphtheria--new threat or traditional disease]

Przegl Epidemiol. 1993;47(4):379-85.
[Article in Polish]


Clinical and epidemiological data of the diphtheria have been described on the basis of literature findings and own observations. It have been introduced the informations presented during Meeting on Diphtheria Epidemic in Europe, Saint Petersburg, 1993. I have concentrated on the some differences between diphtheria in nowadays and in previous years and offer some suggestions concerning the treatment of this disease. It concern also plasmapheresis as a special effective procedure in toxic forms of the diphtheria.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diphtheria / epidemiology*
  • Diphtheria / therapy
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plasmapheresis