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Description:This Giemsa-stained photomicrograph reveals numerous Histoplasma capsulatum fungal organisms in their yeast-stage of development, which were seen in this liver tissue specimen, in this case of disseminated histoplasmosis.
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. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1969
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Links:CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases, Histoplasmosis
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