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Description:This micrograph reveals an intranuclear inclusion body in a heart section from a patient with diphtheria-related myocarditis.
In approximately 25 percent of patients with diphtheria, a toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheria bacteria causes inflammation of the myocardium, which is the most common and most worrisome complication.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Dr. Martin Hicklin
Creation Date:1965
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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
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