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Description:Magnified 500X, this photomicrograph revealed the presence of Sporothrix sp. fungal organisms that were isolated from a peat moss specimen.
One specie, S. schenckii, does cause disease in humans, “rose handler’s disease”, otherwise known as sporotrichosis. It is a subcutaneous infection that is introduced via a traumatic violation of the skin’s patency, and can affect normally healthy individuals. It may remain locally, or become disseminated systemically, affecting tissues deeper than those at the subcutaneous level.
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Creation Date:1971
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