are inhaled and converted to spherules in the lung where they swell, sporulate, burst, and release spores.
On microscopical examination of epilated hair digested overnight in 10% KOH, arthrospores
arranged in parallel chains were seen within hair.
The samples were kept for 20 minutes and then examined for the presence of ectothrix or endothrix spores in addition to filamentous, septate, branched hyphae with or without arthrospores
Microscopic examination in lactophenol cotton blue and the Gram stain of colony from blood and Endo agar revealed septate hyaline hyphae with arthrospores
and budding yeast cells (Figure-1).
Most of the chapters focus on types of molds: those with arthrospores
, with aleuriospores, with holoblastic conidia, with enteroblastic conidia, mucoraceous molds, and miscellaneous molds.
0 [micro]m wide; arthrospores
cylindrical to rounded, sometimes in long chains, usually with one (or more) big refringent granule (oil?
Environmental detection of Microsporum canis arthrospores
in the households of infected cats and dogs.
A mycelial form of the fungus, consisting of septate hyphae with arthrospores
, may also be encountered if there is communication with ambient temperature.