Diphtheria Photos

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

Illustration of Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria

Illustration of Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria. PHIL Photo ID# 22877
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 22877

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

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.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 7323

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

McLeod's agar plate culture of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, gravis biotype
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2179

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

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 var. belfanti bacteria

Blood agar culture with growing colonies of Corynebacterium diphtheria var. belfanti bacteria
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 824

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

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”

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

Diphtheria skin lesion on the neck.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1942

A diphtheria skin lesion on the leg

A diphtheria skin lesion on the leg.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 1941

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Page last reviewed: December 17, 2018