Diphtheria

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

Pharyngeal

Throat swab - culture for Corynebacterium diphtheriae with demonstration of toxin production (by NAA or Elek test).

Consult pathologist, as specific culture media and transport required.

Skin (wound infection)

Wound swab - microscopy and culture.

Consult pathologist.



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