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Description:These are conidiophores with conidia of Penicillium marneffei that were isolated from a splenic abscess.
Penicillium spp. are known to cause penicilliosis, which usually affects immunocompromised individuals such as those with AIDS, or undergoing chemotherapy. P. marneffei is normally acquired though inhalation of airborne spores.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. George; Dr. Arthur DiSalvo
Creation Date:1971
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CDC Organization
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