Diphtheria Photos

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Photos of the Disease and Images of People Affected by the Disease

Illustration of Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria

PHIL Photo ID# 22877

Illustration of Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria.

Photomicrograph depicting a number of Gram-positive Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria, which have been stained using the methylene blue technique. The specimen was taken from a Pai’s slant culture

PHIL Photo ID# 7323

This photomicrograph depicted 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.

McLeod's agar plate culture of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, gravis biotype

PHIL Photo ID# 2179

McLeod's agar plate culture of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, gravis biotype

Photomicrograph of Corynebacterium diphtheriae taken from an 18 hour culture, and using Albert's stain

PHIL Photo ID# 2125

Photomicrograph of Corynebacterium diphtheriae taken from an 18 hour culture, and using Albert's stain.

Blood agar culture with growing colonies of Corynebacterium diphtheria var. belfanti bacteria

PHIL Photo ID# 824

Blood agar culture with growing colonies of Corynebacterium diphtheria var. belfanti bacteria

Micrograph revealing an intranuclear inclusion body in a heart section from a patient with diphtheria-related myocarditis

PHIL Photo ID# 3157

Micrograph revealing an intranuclear inclusion body in a heart section from a patient with diphtheria-related myocarditis.

Child with diphtheria showing a characteristic swollen neck, sometimes referred to as “bull neck”

PHIL Photo ID# 5325

Child with diphtheria showing a characteristic swollen neck, sometimes referred to as “bull neck”.

Diphtheria skin lesion on the neck

PHIL Photo ID# 1942

Diphtheria skin lesion on the neck.

A diphtheria skin lesion on the leg

PHIL Photo ID# 1941

A diphtheria skin lesion on the leg.

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