Diseases & National Health Programme
Diphtheria most commonly affects children between the age group of:
|A||6 months to 1 year|
|B||1 to 5 years|
|D||12 to 14 years|
Diphtheria is a rare acute infectious disease characterized by the formation of a false membrane on any mucous surface and occasionally on the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Diphtheria particularly affects children between one to five years of age. The disease is rare under 1 year of age.