Cutaneous diphtheria infection

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Cutaneous diphtheria infection
A diphtheria skin lesion on the leg. PHIL 1941 lores.jpg
A diphtheria skin lesion on the leg

Cutaneous diphtheria is an infection of the skin by Corynebacterium diphtheriae.[1]: 265  It is also known as "desert sore".[2]

Corynebacterium diphtheriae Gram stain

See also


  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. Geoffrey V. Gill; Nick Beeching (1 March 2004). Lecture notes on tropical medicine. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-0-632-06496-0. Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2010.