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Magnified 950X, and processed using the Gömöri-methenamine silver stain, this photomicrograph of a human lung tissue specimen reveals the presence of scattered filamentous organisms throughout the tissue in a case of actinomycosis.
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Caused by bacteria of the order, Actinomycetales, which includes A. odontolyticus, the disease 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 such as the liver.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1967
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CDC Organization
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