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Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

The Last Course

Microscopic Examination: Biopsy

Slide 12

September 2011

This would be what it would look like in a biopsy. It is difficult to see the organism in a biopsy from patients but this is an instance where it was seen. You can see this is stained with Gomori methanamine-silver that is used in pathology for staining fungi and these show the very same thing. These elongated budding yeast cells that we define as cigar bodies. And this is characteristic of sporothrix schenckii.

Microscopic Examination: Biopsy


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