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Pseudofungi in a lymph node. A case report with energy dispersive X-ray elemental analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1747037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of pseudofungi in axillary lymph nodes is presented. They resembled septate hyphae and were stained with a periodic acid-Schiff stain. Gomori methenamine silver stain failed to stain them. Because of morphologic similarity to true septate fungi and positive staining with periodic acid-Schiff stain, these structures can be misinterpreted as septate hyphae forming true fungal organisms. Further studies, some of which included energy-dispersive x-ray elemental analysis and special stains, revealed that they were composed of iron, phosphorus, and calcium. The relationship of these pseudofungi to previously published cases and clues that enable one to make a correct diagnosis are described.
J Connelly; J Y Ro; J Cartwright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-10     Completed Date:  1992-01-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1166-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Electron Probe Microanalysis
Lymph Nodes / chemistry*,  microbiology,  pathology*
Mycoses / diagnosis*
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