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Description:From the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), this hematoxylin-eosin stained (H&E) photomicrograph of a human lung tissue specimen from an pulmonary aspergillosis patient, revealed the histopathologic changes indicating the presence of the responsible Aspergillus sp. fungal organism. Note the branching hyphae amongst the lung tissue.
Aspergillus is a fungus that is common in the environment. It is found in soil, on plants, and in decaying organic matter. It is also found in household dust and building materials. There are many different species of Aspergillus, but the most common species are A. fumigatus and A. flavus. Other species are A. terreus, A. nidulans, and A. niger. Aspergillus spp. are responsible for the disease aspergillosis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP); Dr. Hardin
Creation Date:1965
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Links:CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, Aspergillosis
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