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5325

PHIL Image 5325

ID#:5325
Description:This child with diphtheria presented with a characteristic swollen neck, sometimes referred to as “bull neck”.

Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease involving primarily the tonsils, pharynx, larynx, nose, skin, and at times other mucous membranes. The mucosal lesion is marked by a patch or patches of an adherent grayish membrane with a surrounding inflammation.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1995
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  • CDC – Nat. Cntr for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases: Diphtheria
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    MeSH
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    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
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    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Diphtheria
    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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