Figure 85-3. Pneumocystis carinii stained with polychrome methylene blue.

Figure 85-3Pneumocystis carinii stained with polychrome methylene blue

Intracystic sporozoites are visualized, but the cyst wall is not stained. Sporozoites measure 1 to 2 μm in diameter. (From Hughes WT; Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. In Kelley VC (ed): Practice of Pediatrics. Vol. 2. JB Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1977, with permission.)

From: Chapter 85, Pneumocystis Carinii

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