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Description:This photomicrographic section of the myocardium reveals a fibrous plaque as a result of syphilitic aortitis.
The elastic fibers of the tunica media are swollen, irregular and fragmented. A fibrous plaque is replacing the elastic fibers in one area; Elastic stain technique; magnification 450X.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1971
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Links:National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention – Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Syphilis Elimination
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