Clinical Mycology: Direct Examination Series [Hot Topic]

Direct microscopic examination of fungi in clinical specimens relies on both bright-field and phase-contrast microscopy, as well as multiple stains to optimize visualization of the organism. This presentation includes an extensive collection of specimen photographs to assist you in identifying these organisms. This 11-part series by Glenn Roberts, Ph.D., addresses direct examination of:

  • Aspergillus
  • Blastomyces
  • Candida and Malassezia
  • Coccidioides, Geotrichum and Trichosporon
  • Cryptococcus
  • Histoplasma
  • Mycetoma
  • Nocardia
  • Paracocciidioidomycosis and Sporothrix
  • Uncommon Organisms
  • Zygomycetes

Dr. Roberts is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Microbiology, as well as a consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

 

Aspergillus

 

Blastomyces

 

Candida and Malassezia

 

Coccidioides, Geotrichum and Trichosporon

 

Cryptococcus

 

Histoplasma

 

Mycetoma

 

Nocardia

 

Paracocciidioidomycosis and Sporothrix

 

Uncommon Organisms

 

Zygomycetes

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