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Description:This Petri dish culture plate had grown a single colony of the dematiaceous fungal organism, Aureobasidium sp., formerly known as Pullularia sp.. This colony had taken shape over a seven-day period.
Aureobasidium is a genus whose members are 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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Creation Date:1971
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