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Description:Under a magnification of 125X, this Grocott's (or Gomori’s) methenamine silver stained (GMS) kidney tissue sample revealed the presence of numerous darkly-stained yeast cells of the fungal organism, Candida albicans.
Candidemia (a bloodstream infection with Candida), i.e., invasive candidiasis, is the fourth most common bloodstream infection among hospitalized patients in the United States. People at high risk for developing candidemia include:

- Intensive care unit (ICU) patients

- Surgical patients

- Patients with a central venous catheter

- People whose immune systems are weakened (such as people with HIV/AIDS)

- Very low-birth-weight infants

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Hicklin
Creation Date:1964
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Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Invasive Candidiasis
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