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Which of the following organisms is an intracellular parasite

# Which of the following organisms is an intracellular parasite?
A. Nocardia asteroides
B. Coccidioides immitis
C. Histoplasma capsulatum
D. Aspergillus flavus
E. Cryptococcus neoformans


The correct answer is C. Histoplasma capsulatum.

Histoplasma capsulatum is a type of fungi
which is the main cause of histoplasmosis
infection. This is an intracelular parasite of
macrophages that commonly causes
fungal respiratory infection in the US.


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