Clincal pictures of fungi

Fruiting of A. fumigatus in an airspace

  • Genus/Species: Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Image Type: Microscopic Morphology
  • Disease(s): Aspergillosis
  • Legend: Microscopic growth of A. fumigatus in chest drainage fluid. Conidiophores, phialides, and conidia are present in this KOH preparation

Copyright 2002 Doctorfungus Corporation

Corneal ulcer Gram stain

  • Genus/Species: Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Image Type: Histopathology
  • Disease(s): keratomycosis
  • Legend: A picture of a Gram stain of scrapings from a corneal ulcer. This was from a farmer who had a piece of vegetable matter embedded in his cornea. The culture grew a pure culture of Aspergillus fumigatus.

Image Courtesy of Ken Stottler, MT (ASCP) SM, Copyright 2004 Doctorfungus Corporation

Conidia

  • Genus/Species: Alternaria alternata
  • Image Type: Microscopic Morphology
  • Disease(s): Mycotic Keratitis
  • Legend: Lactophenol Cotton Blue mount showing dark, muriform, catenulate conidia with a tapering apex (beak).

Image Courtesy of Dr. Karishma Kaushik, Dr. Santosh Karade, Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, INDIA, Copyright 2006 Doctorfungus.org