ID#: 2125
This illustration depicts a photomicrograph of a specimen harvested from an 18 hour culture, processed using the Albert's staining method, and reveals the presence of numerous Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria. C. diphtheriae is the etiologic pathogen responsible for causing diphtheria, an infection that affects the upper respiratory tract, where an inflammatory exudate causes severe obstruction to the breathing airways, and sometimes suffocation.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1954
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