Throwback to last year! “Dysperia” was a joke among my friends when we kept mispronouncing diphtheria. You can see the gram-positive rod releasing all that exotoxin (which is responsible for symptoms, not the bacteria itself), causing symptoms like myocarditis and acute pharyngitis in the pseudomembrane-surrounded Snow White. Her drawf, or “elf” in this case, represents EF-2, which is inhibited by the toxin’s catalytic (cat) subunits. Check out the drawing for more!

Throwback to last year! “Dysperia” was a joke among my friends when we kept mispronouncing diphtheria. You can see the gram-positive rod releasing all that exotoxin (which is responsible for symptoms, not the bacteria itself), causing symptoms like myocarditis and acute pharyngitis in the pseudomembrane-surrounded Snow White. Her drawf, or “elf” in this case, represents EF-2, which is inhibited by the toxin’s catalytic (cat) subunits. Check out the drawing for more!