1941 image of diphtheria skin lesion
Corynebacterium diphtheriae can affect not only the respiratory system, but the rest of the body, as well. Though the respiratory symptoms are the most well-known, as they’re generally the manifestations that cause death (and what killed so many children historically), this lesion demonstrates one of the other places that diphtheria can dig in.

1941 image of diphtheria skin lesion

Corynebacterium diphtheriae can affect not only the respiratory system, but the rest of the body, as well. Though the respiratory symptoms are the most well-known, as they’re generally the manifestations that cause death (and what killed so many children historically), this lesion demonstrates one of the other places that diphtheria can dig in.

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