Unknown 5

Mould identification: a virtual self assessment

Case history

A 60 year old previously well male boilermaker presented with haemoptysis. He was a smoker and had no travel history to the USA or South America. Chest x-ray showed hyper-inflated lungs and a CT showed upper lobe emphysema, no mass lesions were visible. Bronchial washings grew the fungus shown below.

Unknown 05 culture


Unknown 05 microscopy - 1


Unknown 05 microscopy - 2


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