Cellfie of the Day: Cochlea damaged by bacterial meningitisThis scanning elec…

Cellfie of the Day: Cochlea damaged by bacterial meningitis

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts cochlea which showed hearing loss as a result of bacterial meningitis. Note the presence of bacteria close to hair bundles of outer hair cells. Regular arrangement of stereocilia of some hair bundles is disrupted as a result of bacterial invasion of the cochlea. Magnification X 8000.

Image credit: Dr Spiro Comis/Wellcome Trust Medical Photographic Library, via Wellcome Images



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