Diagnostic histopathology

John E. Bennett

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Microscopic appearance of fungi in tissue or body fluids, in conjunction with the inflammatory response, tissue of origin, and clinical setting, can often be diagnostic. Although budding yeasts and spherules are easier to identify in tissue than molds, distinction between septate hyphae and nonseptate or pauciseptate hyphae is helpful. Phaeohyphomycete hyphae also have distinguishing features that can suggest their presence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Infections
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319130903
ISBN (Print)9783319130897
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Blastomycosis
  • Brown and Brenn stain
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Gomori methenamine-sliver stain
  • Grain
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hoeppli-Splendore phenomenon
  • Masson-Fontana stain
  • Mycoses
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis
  • Periodic acid
  • Schiff stain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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