Diphtheria continues to be reported in many parts of world even though effective vaccine available. Complete heart block is rare but often a fatal complication. Other complications like airway obstruction due to laryngitis and palatal paralysis can occur. We report 3 cases with complications of diphtheria. Aggressive management including pacing and antidiphtheritic serum may improve the outcome.
complete heart block, myocarditis, laryngitis, palatal palsy