Which procedures may be indicated during the workup of diphtheria?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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The following procedures may be necessary:

  • Endotracheal intubation

  • Surgical airway - Cricothyroidotomy or tracheostomy

  • Laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy as indicated in intubated patients

  • Electrical pacing for high-grade conduction disturbances


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