Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis, Lung, Rat
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Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals
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Members of fungal species give rise to focal and diffuse pneumonia, which often progresses to necrosis, vascular invasion and infarction in immunosuppressed rats, and occasionally in mice and hamsters. The affected areas are raised with white, necrotic centers which are surrounded by gray, consolidated tissue and hyperemic borders (Fig. 272). Fibrinous pleuritis usually accompanies the lesions.
KeywordsVascular Invasion Fungal Hypha Aspergillus Terreus Necrotic Center Nonseptate Hypha
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