Pseudodiphtheria

Prominent pharyngeal membrane associated with fatal paraquat ingestion

D. S. Stephens, David Walker, W. Schaffner, L. G. Kaplowitz, H. R. Brashear, R. Roberts, W. A. Spickard

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Abstract

Three patients presented with prominent pharyngeal membranes suggestive of tonsillar-pharyngeal diphtheria, but later found to be caused by oral ingestion of the herbicide paraquat. In all cases appropriate therapy was delayed because of failure to include paraquat in the differential diagnosis: Paraquat ingestion should be considered in all patients with prominent tongue and pharyngeal membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-204
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume94
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Paraquat
Eating
Membranes
Diphtheria
Herbicides
Tongue
Differential Diagnosis
Therapeutics

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Stephens, D. S., Walker, D., Schaffner, W., Kaplowitz, L. G., Brashear, H. R., Roberts, R., & Spickard, W. A. (1981). Pseudodiphtheria: Prominent pharyngeal membrane associated with fatal paraquat ingestion. Annals of Internal Medicine, 94(2), 202-204.

Pseudodiphtheria : Prominent pharyngeal membrane associated with fatal paraquat ingestion. / Stephens, D. S.; Walker, David; Schaffner, W.; Kaplowitz, L. G.; Brashear, H. R.; Roberts, R.; Spickard, W. A.

In: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 94, No. 2, 1981, p. 202-204.

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Stephens, DS, Walker, D, Schaffner, W, Kaplowitz, LG, Brashear, HR, Roberts, R & Spickard, WA 1981, 'Pseudodiphtheria: Prominent pharyngeal membrane associated with fatal paraquat ingestion', Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 94, no. 2, pp. 202-204.
Stephens DS, Walker D, Schaffner W, Kaplowitz LG, Brashear HR, Roberts R et al. Pseudodiphtheria: Prominent pharyngeal membrane associated with fatal paraquat ingestion. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1981;94(2):202-204.
Stephens, D. S. ; Walker, David ; Schaffner, W. ; Kaplowitz, L. G. ; Brashear, H. R. ; Roberts, R. ; Spickard, W. A. / Pseudodiphtheria : Prominent pharyngeal membrane associated with fatal paraquat ingestion. In: Annals of Internal Medicine. 1981 ; Vol. 94, No. 2. pp. 202-204.
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