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Description:A photomicrographic image showing a concentration of Pneumocystis jirovecii, formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii, fungi after a sonification process.
P. jirovecii is the causal agent of a severe pneumonitis, resulting from the proliferation of this fungus in the lungs of immunocompromised patient, and is a major cause of death in AIDS patients.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1971
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CDC Organization
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