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Description:Seen from an inferior, or plantar perspective, this was the right-rear foot of an unidentified specie of mouse that had become swollen and erythematous due to an invasive fungal infection known as lobomycosis, caused by the yeast-like fungal organism, Lacazia loboi, formerly known as Loboa loboi.
Lobomycosis is also known by the names Lobo’s 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 5µm to 12µm, and are thick-walled. As seen in this case, you’ll note the presence of tubular interconnection between these cells.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1978
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CDC Organization
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