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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 3

Aspergillus fumigatus

Slide 7

February 2012

This is the example of Aspergillus fumigatus and on the plate on the right-hand side; the culture dish shows no growth. This is the culture plate that contains cycloheximide. If we were looking for that organism, causing aspergillosis in a patient, and we only used that particular medium, we would miss it. It would not grow and we would never see it and so we would miss the diagnosis. So the 2 plates that lack cycloheximide you can see grow Aspergillus fumigatus very well.

Aspergillus fumigatus


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