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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 2

Septate Hyphae in Specimen

Slide 28

January 2012

This is an example here of calcofluor white. You can see that this organism with a filter combination appears to be blue white. And there are septations where the tip of the arrow is. So this would be an example of septate hyphae in a clinical specimen. Now in a non-sterile site, it may or may not mean anything but if it is from a sterile site, then you certainly would be able to report that all you would be able to say is that you see septate hyphae in the specimen because many organisms can look like this.

Septate Hyphae in Specimen


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