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Case #176 - March, 2006

A CDC microbiologist was looking through slide boxes that had been archived to determine whether the slide quality was good enough to continue storing them. He came across a pathology slide of heart tissue that was dated “1929.” Figures A-C show what was observed on the H & E stained preparation. What objects do you see in the images?

Figure A

Figure A

Figure B

Figure B

Figure C

Figure C

This case was kindly contributed by the Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand and images were taken by Dr. Allen Heath from AgResearch-Wallaceville Animal Research Centre.

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