Mycological Study of Jejunal Biopsy Specimens from Patients with Tropical Sprue

Summary

Culture of mucosal biopsies from the upper small intestine of fifteen patients with tropical sprue of varying degrees of severity and five control subjects revealed no cultivable fungi.

Author Notes

Chief, Pathology Division, U. S. Army Tropical Research Medical Laboratory, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Present address: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., 20305.

Director, Nancy Sayles Day Mycology Laboratory, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Chief, Medical Division, U. S. Army Tropical Research Medical Laboratory, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Present address: Rutgers Medical School, Department of Medicine, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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