Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images | Positive stains
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Definition / general
- Organism ubiqitous in soil, water, dust
- Infection usually in setting of AIDS with disseminated disease
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Lamina propria filled with monotonous infiltrate of foamy histiocytes, no granulomas
- Ziehl-Neelson, modified Fite stain, other acid fast bacilli stains