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need Help with identification

il128 at my-dejanews.com il128 at my-dejanews.com
Thu Jul 2 08:17:44 EST 1998


Doh! Thanks, Phil. I had better break out that old Mycology book and brush up
on my Perfect and imperfect forms of fungi.  Hell, these days do they even
call them fungi anymore. :^) Paul

In article <359AE507.1A98 at earthlink.net>,
  jorge2 at earthlink.net wrote:
>
> il128 at my-dejanews.com wrote:
> >
> > The morphology without any size determination is not much help. How big is
> > this thing? It looks overly large to be a fungus. I would guess and it is a
> > guess that what you are seeing is a protozoan. I think I should add that
most
> > fungi that invade the blood are yeast forms not imperfect forms of fungi.
> > Many of these yeasts revert to imperfect forms after thay have invaded the
> > body. If the individual has an fungal infection and there are fragments of
> > the imperfect form in the blood the infection has progressed to the point of
> > being untreatable. Paul
> >
> > In article <6n8kot$e1c at bgtnsc02.worldnet.att.net>,
> >   "Dr. John Allocca" <allocca at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm having a great deal of difficulty identifying what looks like a fungus
> > > in human blood. You can see the micrographs at:
> > >
> > > http://www.allocca.com/bood1.htm
> > >
> > > Please reply by e-mail.
> > >
> > > Thank you
> > > --
> > > -----------------------------------------------------------
> > > John A. Allocca, Sc.D., Ph.D., C.C.N.
> > > Medical Research Scientist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist
> > > Allocca Technical, Inc.
> > > 256 Main St, Suite 1105, Northport, NY 11768
> > > Phone: (516) 757-3919   Fax: (516) 757-3918
> > > E-Mail: john at allocca.com
> > > http://www.allocca.com
> > >
> > >
> >
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> Paul seems right on - the entity apears to be too large and not
> consitent in morphology with the typical fungal pathogens.  I think he
> is confused regading "perfect" forms and is citing the yeast-mold
> conversion of dimorphic fungi (neither of these is necessarily
> "perfect").
> Why do you think it's a fungus?  Any staining or culture results? You
> might try some of the Calcofluor-based stains to look for Beta-linkages.
>
> Phil Geis
>


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