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3157

PHIL Image 3157

ID#:3157
Description:This micrograph reveals an intranuclear inclusion body in a heart section from a patient with diphtheria-related myocarditis.

In approximately 25 percent of patients with diphtheria, a toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheria bacteria causes inflammation of the myocardium, which is the most common and most worrisome complication.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (17.63 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/Dr. Martin Hicklin
Creation Date:1965
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  • CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
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    MeSH
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    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
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    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Corynebacterium Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Diphtheria
    tree picture tree picture Cardiovascular Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Heart Diseases
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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