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Treatment of diphtheria

Tractament de la diftèria a Vall d'Hebron

In treating diphtheria, time is key. For this reason, it is important that it be administered within the first 48 hours after the symptoms appear, without waiting for confirmation of the diagnosis, which must be done in the laboratory.

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Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital

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The treatment uses diphtheria antitoxin and antibiotic treatment using penicillin G procaine.

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