Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

Dispatch

Coccidioides posadasii Infection in Bats, Brazil

Rossana de Aguiar CordeiroComments to Author , Kylvia Rocha de Castro e Silva, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Francisco Bergson Pinheiro Moura, Naylê Francelino Holanda Duarte, Francisca Jakelyne de Farias Marques, Rebecca de Aguiar CordeiroComments to Author , Renato Evando Moreira Filho, Roberto Wagner Bezerra de Araújo, Tereza de Jesus Pinheiro Gomes Bandeira, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha, and José Júlio Costa Sidrim
Author affiliations: Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza-Ceará, Brazil (R.A. Cordeiro, K.R.C. Silva, R.S.N. Brilhante, F.J.F. Marques, R.A. Cordeiro, R.E. Moreira Filho, R.W.B. Araújo, T.J.P.G. Bandeira, M.F.G. Rocha, J.J.C. Sidrim); Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia, Ceará, Brazil (K.R.C. Silva); Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Fortaleza- Ceará (M.F.G. Rocha); Secretaria da Saúde do Estado do Ceará, Ceará (F.B.P. Moura, N.F.H. Duarte)

Main Article

Figure

Coccidioidal structures obtained from a naturally infected Carollia perspicillata bat (upper images) and experimentally infected mice (lower images). A) Mature spherule filled with endospores in lung tissue (KOH 10%) of bat. B) Macroscopic aspect of Coccidioides posadasii culture recovered from homogenate of bat lungs. C) Microscopic view of C. posadasii culture from bat lungs showing hyaline hyphae with arthroconidia and disjunctor cells (lactophenol cotton blue staining). D) Bursting spherule

Figure. . Coccidioidal structures obtained from a naturally infected Carollia perspicillata bat (upper images) and experimentally infected mice (lower images). A) Macroscopic aspect of Coccidioides posadasii culture recovered from homogenate of bat lungs. B) Microscopic view of C. posadasii culture from bat lungs showing hyaline hyphae with arthroconidia and disjunctor cells (lactophenol cotton blue staining). C) Mature spherule filled with endospores in lung tissue (10% KOH) of bat. D) Bursting spherule with endospores in mouse lung tissue (10% KOH). E) Histopathologic features of mouse lungs revealing parasitic coccidioidal forms by periodic acid-Schiff staining. F) Coccidioidal forms on mouse lungs shown by Grocott-Gomori methenamine-silver staining. Scale bars = 20 μm.

Main Article

Top of Page

 

Past Issues

Select a Past Issue:

Art in Science - Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases
Now available for order



CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO