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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Histopathological Features Of Deep Fungal Infections : An Analysis Of Sixteen Skin Biopsies

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Subhra Dhar

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In the present study, skin biopsies in suspected cases of deep fungal infections were subjected to H &E and special stainings. In 2 of the 5 cases of sporotrichosis and in both cases of chromomycosis and of histoplasmosis, PAS positive fungal elements could be demonstrated. In both the cases of histoplasmosis, the fungi were also demonstrated by GMS staining. In 3 cases of sporotrichosis, 2 cases of mycetoma and 3 cases of subcutaneous phycomycosis, fungus could not be demonstrated by PAS staining. However, the histopathological features were corroborative.

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