A 50 year old male presents with a foreign body over the bulbar conjunctiva associated with inflammation.
The foreign body is removed and sent for histology.
See figures 1,2,3.
What does fig 1 show?
What is seen in fig 2 (note-this is just a H&E stain)
Fig 3 is a Masson Fontana-what does the arrow indicate?
What is the diagnosis?
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Foreign body with acute inflammation
These are pigmented fungi
The fungi contain melanin pigment.
This is a foreign body associated with phaeohyphomycosis fungal implantation.
These fungi have melanin in their walls and are septate and branching. The common phaehyphomycoses to affect humans include: Exophilia, Phialophora, Wangiella, Bipolaris, Exserohilum, Cladophialophora, Aureobasidium, Cladosporium, Curvularia and Alternaria.