Pseudofungi: A Diagnostic Pitfall

Kirill A. Lyapichev, Apeksha N. Agarwal, Andrew Rosenberg, Jennifer Chapman-Fredricks

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Abstract

Pseudofungi are septate hyphae-like structures very similar morphologically to true fungal elements. Histologically their presence poses a diagnostic challenge as they mimic fungal infection. Accurate identification of pseudofungi is required to avoid unnecessary treatment, and this can be accomplished by careful morphologic analysis with the use of appropriate histochemical stains. We report a patient with pseudofungi within a paratracheal lymph node, describe the morphologic findings, and discuss the differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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Keywords

  • fungal infection
  • Gamna-Gandy bodies
  • pseudofungi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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