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Description:Under a magnification of 1125X, this PAS-stained (periodic-acid-Schiff) photomicrograph of a Florida dolphin tissue sample, revealed some of the histopathologic cytoarchitectural changes associated with what was determined to be a case of lobomycosis due to the fungus, Lacazia loboi, formerly known as Loboa loboi. Usually, lobomycosis is seen in humans and dolphins.

Lobomycosis is also known by the names Lobos disease, and lacaziosis, and is a chronic inflammatory fungal infection. Histopathologic characteristics include the presence of large numbers of yeast-like cells, which morphologically are large, ranging in size from 5m to 12m, and are thick-walled. As seen in this case, youll note the presence of tubular interconnection between these cells. The use of PAS stain is standard when micrographically studying this fungal organism, as well as Gomori, Grocott and Gridley silver stains.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1971
Photo Credit:Dr. Libero Ajello
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  • CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases, (E.I.D.); Lobomycosis in Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), North Carolina, Bol. 15, No. 4 April, 2009
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    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
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    tree picturetree picture tree picture Opportunistic Infections
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Fungi
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