CARDIAC TOXOPLASMOSIS

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Date

1984

Description

This photomicrograph reveals some of the 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 can see that contained within a myocyte is what is referred to as a pseudocyst, containing numerous Toxoplasma gondii bradyzoites.

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/7663.