Multiseptate bodies in systemic phaeohyphomycosis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology

P. Zaharopoulos, V. J. Schnadig, K. D. Davie, R. E. Boudreau, V. W. Weedn

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Abstract

Fine needle aspiration of a lung nodule in an immunosuppressed adult man revealed numerous dematiaceous (pigmented) fungi with both hyphal and spherical forms. Multiseptate bodies ('muriform' cells) were also presented in small numbers. Fonsecaea pedrosoi was cultured from the aspirate. The cytomorphologic features of the fungus in tissue are described, and the significance of finding fungal cells that divide both by budding and fission is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-891
Number of pages7
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume32
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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    Zaharopoulos, P., Schnadig, V. J., Davie, K. D., Boudreau, R. E., & Weedn, V. W. (1988). Multiseptate bodies in systemic phaeohyphomycosis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Acta Cytologica, 32(6), 885-891.