Light micrograph of Pneumocystis carinii in AIDS

Light micrograph of Pneumocystis carinii in AIDS

M112/0004 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CECIL H. FOX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Light micrograph of cells from the lungs of a person suffering from AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), showing evidence of a usually rare type of pneumonia caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii (seen here as blue spheres). AIDS is caused by a retrovirus designated HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which destroys T-lymphocytes in the blood that control the body's immune reponse. T-cells control B-cells, which make antibodies that attack invading organisms. Without such protection an AIDS victim may succumb to opportunistic infections, notably pneumonia and Kaposi's sarcoma.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: acquired immune deficiency, aids, condition, disease, disorder, healthcare, medical, medicine, opportunistic infection, pneumocystis carinii, pneumonia, syndrome

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.