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Under a high magnification, this photomicrograph revealed histopathologic changes exhibited by a tissue sample from the ear of a patient with a case of otomycosis, a fungal ear infection also known as Singapore ear. The cause of this infection was a fungal organism from the genus, Aspergillus. In the upper right, you can see a conidial head with its centralized vesicle, from which sprouted elongated basidia, which in turn, sprouted from their distal ends, small fingerlike projections known as sterigmata. In this case, many of the conidia, or spores, which normally emanate from the sterigmata, had broken away, and were floating freely around the conidial head.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1969
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