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Pseudomembrane Due to Diphtheria
Pseudomembrane Due to Diphtheria
Pseudomembrane Due to Diphtheria

This image shows a pseudomembrane (a sheet of material composed of dead white blood cells, bacteria, and other substances). It can form near the tonsils or other parts of the throat. The pseudomembrane narrows the airway and can make breathing difficult.

Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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