GPR: 2021 - Week 05

From MGH Learn Pathology

Clinical history

63 year old immunocompromised woman with a new skin lesion.


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Rhizopus
  • "Cotton candy
  • Fills the entire plate
  • Vertical growth - "lifts the lid"
  • White to gray
(True for all Zygomycetes)
 

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Aspergillus

  • Patchy, flat growth
  • Usually colored
 

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Candida

  • Grows as colonies (yeast)
  • Colored if grown on CHROMagar
 


  • Julian Villalba
  • Evan Mojica
  • Bianca Christensen

This week's Gross Pathology Roundup was presented by Surya Nagaraja, MD, PhD on Mon, Feb 01, 2021.