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Photos of the disease and images of people affected by the disease
Illustration of Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 22877
This photomicrograph depicts a number of Gram-positive Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria, which had been stained using the methylene blue technique. The specimen was taken from a Pai’s slant culture. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 7323
McLeod's agar plate culture of Corynebacterium diphtheriae subsp. Gravis. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2179
Photomicrograph of Corynebacterium diphtheriae taken from an 18-hour culture and using Albert's stain. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2125
Blood agar culture with growing colonies of Corynebacterium diphtheria type (belfanti) bacteria. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 824
Micrograph revealing an intranuclear inclusion body in a heart section from a patient with diphtheria-related myocarditis. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 3157
Child with diphtheria showing a characteristic swollen neck, sometimes referred to as "bull neck." Source: PHIL Photo ID# 5325
Diphtheria skin lesion on the neck. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1942
A diphtheria skin lesion on the leg. Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1941
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