ID#: 18020
This photomicrograph of a tissue sample from a lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) lesion, revealed the presence of a stellate abscess, which forms due to the merging of microfoci of suppuration. Though a common histopathologic finding, the presence of a stellate abscess found in a biopsied specimen is not pathognomonic for LGV, which is caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. N.J. Fiumara
Creation Date: 1976
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