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Description:Under a magnification of 970X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the dematiaceous fungal organism, Aureobasidium pullulans, formerly known as Pullularia pullulans.
Aureobasidium pullulans is known to cause the condition, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, also known as extrinsic allergic alveolitis, or “humidifier lung”, an acute pulmonary inflammatory reaction characterized by dyspnea, or shortness of breath (SOB), cough, fever, and chest infiltrates.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1971
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