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Common Pediatric Infections

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The most common ophthalmic affection of diphtheria is-(AIPG 2012)



A Ptosis

B Total ophthalmoplegia

C Isolated ocular palsies

D Ophthaimoplegia externa

Ans. C

Isolated ocular palsies

Comnlications

a. Obstruction of the respiratory tract by pseudomembrane

b. Myocarditis

c. Polyneuropathy

d. Post diphtheritic paralysis

i. Occurs in the 3rd or 4th week

ii. Palatine and pupillary paralysis is characteristic

iii. Spontaneous recovery is the rule.

e. Pneumonia

f. Other less common complications are renal failure, encephalitis, cerebral infarction, pulmonary embolism and bacteremia or endocarditis.

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