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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011

Dispatch

Tubulinosema sp. Microsporidian Myositis in Immunosuppressed Patient

Maria M. ChoudharyComments to Author , Maureen G. Metcalfe, Kathryn Arrambide, Caryn Bern, Govinda S. Visvesvara, Norman J. Pieniazek, Rebecca D. Bandea, Marlene DeLeon-Carnes, Patricia Adem, Moaz M. Choudhary, Sherif R. Zaki, and Musab U. Saeed
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Maria M. Choudhary); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.G. Metcalfe, C. Bern, G.S. Visvesvara, N.J. Pieniazek, R.D. Bandea, M. DeLeon-Carnes, P. Adem, S.R. Zaki); Southern Illinois University, Quincy, Illinois, USA (K. Arrambide, Moaz M. Choudhary, M.U. Saeed)

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Figure 1

Skeletal muscle tissue samples from a 67-year-old woman with Tubulinosema sp. infection, 2009. A) Hematoxylin and eosin stain shows inflamed fibers with mononuclear infiltrate (O). B) Warthin-Starry silver stain shows abundant clusters of ovoid, basophilic organisms (O) within the muscle fibers (M). Original magnifications ×1,000.

Figure 1. Skeletal muscle tissue samples from a 67-year-old woman with Tubulinosema sp. infection, 2009. A) Hematoxylin and eosin stain shows inflamed fibers with mononuclear infiltrate (O). B) Warthin-Starry silver stain shows abundant clusters of ovoid, basophilic organisms (O) within the muscle fibers (M). Original magnifications ×1,000.

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