CARDIAC TOXOPLASMOSIS

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Date

1983

Description

This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image reveals some of the ultrastructural histopathology found in this cardiac tissue sample in a case of cardiac toxoplasmosis. The biopsy specimen was harvested from a patient with a fatal case of AIDS. You’re looking at a close view of what is referred to as a pseudocyst, situated inside a myocardial myocyte, which contained numerous Toxoplasma gondii bradyzoites, some undergoing the asexual developmental process known as endodyogeny.

Source

Public Health Image Library

Citation

CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr., “CARDIAC TOXOPLASMOSIS,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed March 25, 2019, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/7662.