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Case 523 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2011-09-04, Updated: 2011-09-04

 

Coccidioidomycosis

  • Southwestern USA, desert sands

  • Mold: White wooly mold; barrel shaped hyphae, arthroconidia

  • Yeast: Thick wall spherules, 10-80um, endospores

  • Very infectious to laboratory personnel

  • DDX: Rhinosporidium spherules, 100-300um