diphtheritic laryngitis


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diphtheritic laryngitis

Etymology: Gk, diphtheria, larynx, itis, inflammation
inflammation of the larynx caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. A serious complication is the formation of a false membrane. Also called diphtheritic croup, laryngeal diphtheria. See also diphtheria.

diphtheritic laryngitis

Invasion of the larynx by diphtheria, usually with formation of a membrane.
See also: laryngitis