Infectious Diseases Division
We are dedicated to providing world-class clinical care, treatment, research, education and management of infectious disease.
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This rare subtype of Clostridium bacteria is shown here with a gram stain. Gangrene caused by C. septicum is associated with immune deficiencies and colon cancers.
This sample, shown here with a fungal stain, was cultured from an aspirate of a brain abscess. Aspergillus fumigatus can cause serious infections in people with immune deficiencies.
This genus of fungi is primarily a plant pathogen, but can trigger allergic reactions in humans. For people with compromised immune systems, it can present a risk of opportunistic infection.
World-Class Care and Research
The Mass General Infectious Diseases Division has offered standard-setting, innovative, and comprehensive care for our patients since 1956. Contact us to learn about our inpatient and outpatient options or to participate in our clinical research.