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Detection of fungi in clinical specimens by phase-contrast microscopy.

Authors
  • G D Roberts
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1975
Source
PMC
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Abstract

During 1973 and 1974, the following fungi were detected in clinical specimens by using phase-contrast microscopy: Blastomyces dermatitidis, 5; Coccidioides immitis, 3; Cryptococcus neoformans, 11; other yeasts 918; dermatophytes, 863; Mucor species, 1; and Aspergillus fumigatus, 16. This technique allows rapid detection and, in many instances, immediate identification of fungi in clinical specimens.

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