ID#: 12178
This 1952 image depicted the left foot of a patient, which displayed an tropical ulcer upon his admission to Goroka Hospital, in Goroka, New Guinea. At the time of this photograph, the lesion had been debrided, and the patient had been hospitalized for seven days. Note the healthy, pink granulation tissue lining the ulcerative base. See PHIL 12174 for the appearance of this acute ulcerative lesion just prior to treatment. There is no information as to the cause of this infection, however, tropical ulcers are usually caused by fusiform bacilli and spirochetes.
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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.