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Description:Caption:
Under a magnification of 2050X, this photomicrograph of a testicular tissue sample, was harvested from a Guinea pig with histoplasmosis, caused by the fungal organism, Histoplasma capsulatum. Note the presence of typical yeast cells, which had been grouped in two clusters.
Additional Information:
“Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by the fungus Histoplasma. The fungus lives in the environment, particularly in soil that contains large amounts of bird or bat droppings. People can get histoplasmosis after breathing in the microscopic fungal spores from the air, often after participating in activities that disturb the soil. Although most people who breathe in the spores don’t get sick, those who do may have a fever, cough, and fatigue. Many people who get sick will get better on their own without medication. In some people, such as those who have weakened immune systems, the infection can become severe, especially if it spreads from the lungs to other organs.”

See the link below, for more on histoplasmosis.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1967
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Fungal Diseases: Histoplasmosis
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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