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Under a magnification of 1200X, this photomicrograph of a Brown & Brenn-stained liver tissue specimen, revealed the presence of numerous filamentous microorganisms felt to be an Actinomyces sp. bacterium, in a case of suspected actinomycosis.
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Caused by bacteria of the order, Actinomycetales, 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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