Acid Fast Bacteria

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Serpentine cord of M tuberculosis Kinyoun stained smear from liquid culture showing the serpentine cord formation typical of M. tuberculosis. (600X). Submitted by:  Bruce Hanna, Ph.D., New York University Medical Center, New York, NY. 
E-Mail:  hannab@is2.NYU.EDU    43KB JPG File   [Full Image]

Nocardia asteroides
Nocardia skin lesions.  Pregnant woman was jogging and caught her leg on a sharp spined plant.  Submitted by:  Dr. Gary Lum, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Australia. E-Mail:  glum@ozemail.com.au   51KB JPG File   [Full Image]

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