ID#: 16157
This cut section of human liver, revealed the presence of numerous suppurative, or pus containing lesions due to an infection known as actinomycosis, caused by the Gram-positive, fungus-like, aerobic bacteria of the order Actinomycetales. Actinomycosis, or mycetoma, is a slowly progressive, destructive infection of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues, fascia, and can progress to a point, where it can affect bone and other organs, including the liver, as in this case.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1965
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