Image 155_10. Fungal Diseases 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.
Red Book Online Visual Library, 2009. Image 155_10. Available at: http://aapredbook.aappublications.org/visual.
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