Short communication| Volume 58, ISSUE 3, P358-360, April 2020

Diphtheritic angina in the tongue and floor of the mouth: unusual presentation

Published:December 18, 2019DOI:


      Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, and is generally characterised by proliferation of the bacteria in the upper respiratory tract, formation of a pseudomembrane, and systemic diffusion of the diphtheria toxin throughout the body. We present the case of a young man with pseudomembranous plaques on the tongue and floor of the mouth, who received systemic and locoregional medical treatment, with a satisfactory outcome after 14 days.


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