ID#: 12175
This 1963 image depicted a small child, who was in the process of breastfeeding from his mother in Moprik, Papua New Guinea. The importance of this image was the fact that the nursing mother, and her infant, were both exhibiting cutaneous manifestations of tinea imbricata, and that in this case, the mode of transmission from mother to child, was through direct contact. A mycotic infection, tinea imbricata, also known as Tokelau, is a fungal infection of the superficial layers of skin, and caused by the fungal organism, Trichophyton concentricum.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ K. Mae Lennon, Tulane Medical School; Clement Benjamin
Creation Date: 1965
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.