Medicine: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]

See also


  1. James, William D. 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. Retrieved 14 May 2010.