|Description:||Magnified 562X, "digested", then stained using a fluorescent antibody-staining technique, this photomicrograph reveals the presence of Histoplasma capsulatum antigens in this human lung tissue specimen.|
Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affects the lungs. Occasionally, other organs are affected, and it is this form of the disease that is called “disseminated histoplasmosis”, which can be fatal if untreated.
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|Content Providers(s):||CDC/ Libero Ajello, Ph.D.; Dr. Kaplan|
|Links:||CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Histoplasmosis|
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