ID#: 1334
Captured in a clinical setting, this image depicts a 4-month old female with gangrene of her hands due to an infection known as meningococcemia, caused by the bacterium, Neisseria meningitidis. This infection causes arterial occlusions, which in turn, cause ischemic insults to develop with ensuing gangrene of the affected body regions. See PHIL 1334 through 1338, for additional views of this young patient’s condition.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Mr. Gust
Creation Date: 1965
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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