ID#: 18840
This patient was photographed in Guatemala, Central America, exhibiting a condition known as typhus gangrene of the right foot, which was determined to be due to a case of typhus fever, also referred to as epidemic louse-borne typhus caused by the bacterium, Rickettsia prowazekii. Note how the toes, and the lateral border of the foot’s plantar surface, had developed a blackened coloration, indicative of tissue necrosis, or gangrene.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (18.34 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. D.S. Martin
Creation Date:
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.