ID#: 20164
Under a magnification of 1150X, this photomicrograph of a liver tissue specimen, revealed the presence of what is known as an asteroid body, containing a number of Candida albicans fungal organisms, some of which were undergoing a reproductive process known as budding. Note how the periphery of the asteroid body was arranged in a radiating configuration. This specimen was harvested from a male patient with a case of systemic candidiasis.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Kaplan
Creation Date: 1966
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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