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Under a magnification of 158X, and stained using the hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) staining technique, this light photomicrograph of a brain tissue specimen revealed the presence of typical amyloid plaques found in a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Note that the plaques vary in size, and consist of a hyaline, eosinophilic core with a peripheral margin of radiating fibrils, which were surrounded by a pale halo.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Teresa Hammett
Creation Date: 2004
Photo Credit: Sherif Zaki; MD; PhD; Wun-Ju Shieh; MD; PhD; MPH
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