Stains & molecular markers

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Minor changes: 22 September 2020

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PubMed Search: Gomori methenamine silver

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Special stain for detecting fungi and Pneumocystis carini
  • Stains cell walls and outlines these organisms; may have artefactual background staining
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D. and Jijgee Munkhdelger, M.D., Ph.D.

Candida esophagitis


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Coccidioides immitis

Cryptococcus neoformans

Pneumocystis carinii

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