Table 1

Administration of antitoxin and peak severity of diphtheria polyneuropathy

Day of antitoxin administrationTotal No of patientsDeathsSevere Disability (grade III)Moderate Disability (grade II)Mild disability (grade I)
1st-2nd 5 (100%)0 (0)2 (40)0 (0) 3 (60)
3rd-6th28 (100%)5 (18)7 (25)5 (18)11 (39)
Did not receive17 (100%)3 (18)4 (24)4 (24) 6 (35)
  • Data are No of patients (%).