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Under a magnification of 100X, this photomicrograph of an hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) stain, of an early pinta skin lesion, caused by the bacterium, Treponema carateum. Note the contrast between normal skin cytoarchitecture, and the beginning acanthosis, or increased thickness of the stratum spinosum, and accompanying elongation of rete pegs.
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Creation Date:1970
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