laryngotracheal diphtheria


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laryngotracheal diphtheria

[lə‚riŋ·gō‚trā·kē·əl dif′thir·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A type of diphtheria that causes hoarseness, croupy cough, difficulty in breathing, and pallor.
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