Fig. 8: Cysts of Pneumocystis
jiroveci in Smear from Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Cysts of Pneumocystis
jiroveci in lung tissue, Gomori methenamine silver stain method. The walls
of the cysts are stained black and often appear crescent shaped or like crushed
ping-pong balls. The intracystic bodies are not visible with this stain.
Courtesy of the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention.
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