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Description:This photomicrograph depicted numbers of Cryptococcus neoformans fungi, the etiologic agents responsible for the disease “cryptococcosis”. This slide was created from a lung specimen, and stained using the hemotoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining technique.
Initially a pulmonary infection, cryptococcosis can become a systemically-disseminated disease leading to meningoencephalitis, or inflammation of the brain and its coverings, or meninges. Persons with HIV, or immunocompromised undergoing chemotherapy, are most susceptible.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1968
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED): Cryptococcosis
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