Tuberculosis Photos


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Photos of the Disease

From the Public Health Image Library

This photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen stain; Magnified 1000X.

This photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen stain; Magnified 1000X.
Source: PHIL Photo ID#5790

This photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen stain; Magnified 1000X.

This photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen stain; Magnified 1000X.
Source: PHIL Photo ID#4427

Here a Lowenstein-Jensen plate culture has been inoculated with 15 strains of Mycobacteria spp..

Here a Lowenstein-Jensen plate culture has been inoculated with 15 strains of Mycobacteria spp..
Source: PHIL Photo ID#2904

A photomicrograph of <em>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</em> bacteria from a sputum specimen, and viewed with Ziehl-Neelsen stain.

A photomicrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria from a sputum specimen, and viewed with Ziehl-Neelsen stain.
Source: PHIL Photo ID#2127

Photomicrograph of a sputum sample containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Photomicrograph of a sputum sample containing Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Source: PHIL Photo ID#2128

M. tuberculosis in a sputum smear is stained using fluorescent auramine with acridine orange counterstain; Mag.-950x.

M. tuberculosis in a sputum smear is stained using fluorescent auramine with acridine orange counterstain; Mag.-950x.
Source: PHIL Photo ID#6468

At a magnification of 13172x, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted a number of Gram-positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. As an obligate aerobic organism M. tuberculosis can only survive in an environment containing oxygen. This bacterium ranges in length between 2 - 4µm, and a width between 0.2 - 0.5µm.

At a magnification of 13172x, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted a number of Gram-positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria.
Source: PHIL Photo ID#8436

Images of People Affected by the Disease

From the Public Health Image Library

An anteroposterior X-ray of a patient diagnosed with advanced bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis.

An anteroposterior X-ray of a patient diagnosed with advanced bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis.
Source: PHIL Photo ID#2543

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Page last reviewed: May 23, 2011