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Description:A photomicrograph of testicular tissue revealing histopathologic changes due to actinomycosis, using Brown and Brenn Gram-stain.
Actinomyces spp. are Gram-positive fungus-like bacteria. Normally present in the mouth or gastrointestinal tract of man, becoming pathogenic when normal protective barriers are broken down such as when there is an injury or inflammation.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Dr. Martin Hicklin
Creation Date:1964
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