Photos of Diseases

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Infectious Diseases. Visual Red Book on CD-ROM, 2001 Update: Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001. Additional images on infectious diseases can be found in the Red Book Online Visual Library or the Red Book Atlas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

 

Warning: Some images may be considered graphic and disturbing.

 


DIPHTHERIA

Pharyngeal diphtheria with membranes covering the tonsils and uvula.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

“Bull neck” appearance of diphtheritic cervical lymphadenopathy in a 13-year-old boy.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Diphtheritic pneumonia in child who did not receive diphtheria antitoxin and died.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Diphtheria pneumonia (hemorrhagic) with bronchiolar membranes (hematoxylin-eosin stain).
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

   

PERTUSSIS

Pertussis pneumonia: Perihilar infiltrate obscures the cardiac borders.
© Martha Lepow, MD

Child having a paroxysmal cough.
© Immunization Action Coalition

Bronchiolar plugging in neonate with pertussis pneumonia.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

   

TETANUS

Severe muscle contractions, generalized.
© Immunization Action Coalition

Neonate in a tetanic contraction.
© Immunization Action Coalition

Person with opisthotonos, a severe form of tetanus in which the head and the heels are bent backward and the body is bowed forward.
© Immunization Action Coalition

   

POLIO

Child with sequelae of polio. Quote from Dr. Harry Hull, "How can we continue to tolerate polio when we have the technical expertise to get rid of it."
© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

   

HEPATITIS B

Transmission electron micrograph of hepatitis B virions, also known as Dane particles.
© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

   

MEASLES

Measles (rubeola).
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Close-up view of measles rash showing petechiae.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Measles (rubeola) pneumonia in 6-year-old child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Child died of respiratory failure.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Measles (rubeola) pneumonia with multinucleated giant cells and hyaline membranes (hematoxylin-eosin stain, ×250).
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

   

MUMPS

Mumps parotitis with cervical and presternal edema and erythema.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Child with mumps parotitis and submandibular lymphadenopathy with striking erythema and edema, all due to the mumps virus.
© Immunization Action Coalition

   

RUBELLA

Rubella rash (face) in a previously unimmunized young woman.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Four year old child with congenital rubella syndrome with microphthalmia and cataract formation in the left eye.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Infant with congenital rubella rash.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Transmission electron micrograph of rubella virus.
© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

   

CHICKENPOX

Child with varicella lesions apparent on the palate.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

School-aged child with varicella who acquired it from a younger sibling who had had a more mild course with fewer lesions.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Varicella with scleral lesions and bulbar conjunctivitis.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Hemorrhagic varicella in a 7-month-old infant.
© David Ascher, MD and Howard Johnson, MD

Child with varicella pneumonia.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Transmission electron micrograph of varicella-zoster virions from vesicle fluid of patient with chickenpox.
© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

   

HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B

Haemophilus influenzae type b. Periorbital cellulitis.
© Neal Halsy, MD

Cerebrospinal fluid culture positive for Haemophilus influenzae, type b
(Gram stain).
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Haemophilus influenzae type b. Sepsis with gangrene of hand.
© Neal Halsey, MD

Haemophilus influenzae type b. Pneumonia proven by blood culture.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

   

PNEUMOCOCCAL INFECTIONS

Segmental (nodular) pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Streptococcus pneumoniae in pleural exudate (Gram stain).
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Perionychial abscess caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

Periorbital cellulitis with purulent exudate from which Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b were grown on culture. Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated on blood culture.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Edgar O. Ledbetter, MD

   

ANTHRAX

Anthrax. Sporulation of Bacillus anthracis.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Gary Overturf, MD

Anthrax ulcers on hand and wrist of adult.
© American Academy of Pediatrics, courtesy of Gary Overturf, MD

Chest radiograph showing widened mediastinum and bilateral pneumonia due to inhalation of anthrax bacilli.
© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Last Updated: 12/1/2009




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