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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Difference between Membranous Tonsillitis and Diptheria

What are the causes of membrane over the tonsils?
Feature
Membranous Tonsillitis
Diphtheria
Age
>5
2-5
Onset
Acute
Insidious
General Symptoms
More
Less
Odynophagia
More
Less
Temperature
High
Low
Tachycardia
Proportionate with temperature
Disproportionate
Tonsil
Enlarged and congested
Normal
Membrane
Bilateral
Unilateral

Whitish Yellow
Gray

Thick
Thin

Limited to Tonsil
Extends beyond

Easily removed
Bleeds on removal
Culture
GABH
Corynebacterium diphtheria
Lymphnode
Jugulodiagastric (Woods)
Generalised (Bull Neck)


Know the difference between membranous tonsillitis and diptheria.




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