ID#: 16447
This is an illustration of a photomicrograph depicting a gentian violet-stained culture specimen, scraped from a lesion diagnosed as Vincent’s angina. The micrograph revealed the presence of numerous fusiform bacteria, as well as several species of spirochetes. Vincent’s angina, or Plaut-Vincent angina, is a form of tonsillitis, caused by a spirochetal, or treponemal bacteria.
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Creation Date: 1954
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