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Description:Under a magnification of 800X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by Histoplasma capsulatum fungal organisms that had been extracted from a Jamaican isolate, which included a number of tuberculate (knobby) spheroidal macroconidia, and diaphanous filamentous hyphae.
The symptoms of histoplasmosis 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. The disseminated form of this disease usually affects patient’s with a compromised immune system, or very young children, or the elderly.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1978
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Links:CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Histoplasmosis
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