ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Histoplasmosis Synonyms Darlings disease, Darlings cytomycosis Reticuloendothelial cytomycosis is a fungus disease of man and animals in the nature of a parasitic reticuloendotheliosis. The yeast like forms of H capsulatum are rounded bodies, 1 - 4 microns in diameter, containing a polymorphochromatin nucleus, basophil protoplasm and a capsule. The parasite develops and multiplies in the reticuloendothelial cells in the organs of humans and animal organisms. A reservoir for the infection are animals chronically suffering with this disease. Infection may originate by an aerial, cutaneous path or through the digestive tract. Hyperplasia of reticuloendothelial elements, in whose protoplasm parasites are observed, is observed microscopically in the organs and tissues. It is characterized by the absence of signs of suppurative inflammation.
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