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This image depicts what had been determined to be a diphtheria skin lesion on a patient’s lower leg, which had been caused by the bacterium, Corynebacterium diphtheriae. C. diphtheriae not only affects the respiratory system, but can infect the skin as well, where it manifests as an open wound, like the one seen here.
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