Figure 3.

Strains of corynobacterium diphtheriae on a smear. A Giemsa stain (original magnification × 1000) of visceral hemorrhagic necrotic lesions was associated with numerous strains of corynobacterium diphthetiae, producing the typical club-shaped appearance and distributed in a typical Chinese-letter appearance on the smear (arrows).

Briassoulis et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2005 5:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-5-5
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