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Under a magnification of 500X, and using a direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) staining technique, this photomicrograph revealed the presence of filamentous, Actinomyces naeslundii bacterial organisms. When growing as filaments, these Gram-positive rods are often described as appearing like dust bunnies under the microscope. spp. are usually found only in immunosuppressed patients, such as those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1969
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CDC Organization
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