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ID#:15425
Description:Under a relatively-high magnification of 1200X, this photomicrograph revealed some histopathologic details in a case of pseudallescheriasis, in a specimen of heart tissue, and which was caused by the fungal organism, Pseudallescheria boydii, which is also known as Petriellidium boydii, and Allescheria boydii.
Pseudallescheria boydii is a true fungal organism, known to be a cause of the disease known as mycetoma, a cutaneous infection, though this organism has also been cultured from infections involving the lungs, cornea, ear, sinuses, and meninges. Immunocompromised individuals are at a greater risk for succumbing to pathologic involvement with this organism. In the case of this particular patient, it was present in this section of heart tissue.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1973
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Fungal Disease: Overview
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