Tetanus (Lockjaw) Photos

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

Haemophilus influenzae using immunofluorescence

PHIL Photo ID# 6372

This micrograph depicts a group of Clostridium tetani bacteria

Photomicrograph of Haemophilus influenzae as seen using a Gram-stain technique

PHIL Photo ID# 6374

This neonate is displaying a bodily rigidity produced by Clostridium tetani exotoxin, called "neonatal tetanus"

Blood agar plate culture of Haemophilus influenzae

PHIL Photo ID# 2857

This patient presented with facial tetanus. Note the contraction of the masseter and neck muscles

Haemophilus influenzae satelliting around Staphylococcus aureus

PHIL Photo ID# 1657

Face of man with tetanus

Blood agar plate culture of Haemophilus influenzae

PHIL Photo ID# 6373

This patient is displaying a bodily posture known as "opisthotonos" due to Clostridium tetani exotoxin

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Page last reviewed: February 28, 2019