Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content


Description:This child with diphtheria presented with a characteristic swollen neck, sometimes referred to as “bull neck”.
Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease involving primarily the tonsils, pharynx, larynx, nose, skin, and at times other mucous membranes. The mucosal lesion is marked by a patch or patches of an adherent grayish membrane with a surrounding inflammation.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (5.29 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1995
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC – Nat. Cntr for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases: Diphtheria
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. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.