Pseudofungi in a lymph node: A case report with energy dispersive X-ray elemental analysis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymph Nodes
  • Mycoses

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • January 1991

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1747037

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1166

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 115

number

  • 11