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Description:Under a magnification of 560X, this photomicrograph showing the presence of Pneumocystis jirovecii, formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii fungal organisms.
This microscopic fungus, seen here using Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA) microscopy, is arguably the most important cause of pneumonia in the immunocompromised host, such as an individual with AIDS.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Lois Norman
Creation Date:1972
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC – Emerging Infectious Diseases, Pneumocystis jirovecii in General Population”, by Francisco J. Medrano, et. al., Vol. 11, No. 2 – February, 2005, Research
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