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Description:This PAS-stained photomicrograph revealed the presence of the fungal organism, Madurella mycetomatis in the form of vesicular granules.
Madurella mycetomatis is responsible for causing the disease “Black grain mycetoma”, though usually a localized infection, can involve not only the superficial layers of skin, but underlying fascia and bones as well, with the fungal pathogen entering the body through a traumatic wound.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1965
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CDC Organization
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