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This photomicrograph of a hematoxylin-eosin (H&E)-stained colonic mucosa specimen revealed some of the ultrastructural changes brought on by a generalized inflammatory reaction, including mucosal glands that were filled with mucin and inflammatory cells. Note the infiltration of numerous white blood cells, congregating in an effort to protect the body from an unknown pathogenic agent, which could have included bacteria, viruses, or toxic substances. Excessive mucin production is characteristic of an inflammatory reaction. Also note that the mucosal epithelial crypts were filled with this over-production of mucin. This image was from an article sited here:“Bacteriological studies in a patient with antibiotic associated pseudomembranous colitis”, Am. Gastroenterological Asscn., S.D. Allen; G. Dewey Dunn; D.L. Page; F.A. Wilson (Profiled Author: Stephen D. Allen), 1977, 73: 158-163.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Gilda Jones
Creation Date: 1980
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