Microbiology for the Surgical Pathologist

  • Deborah E. Blue
  • Stephen D. Allen


Patients whose clinical illnesses are difficult to diagnose by clinical means and by microbiologic culture of easily obtainable specimens often undergo invasive procedures such as bronchoscopy, fine needle aspiration, or surgical biopsy procedures which can yield a definitive diagnosis. A summary of clinical presentation, macroscopic and microscopic features with special stains (morphologic findings in histologic sections yielding infectious disease diagnoses of specific infectious disease agents), differential diagnoses, and diagnostic techniques is presented for each organism that is discussed.


Bacteria Aerobic Anaerobic Fungi Dimorphic Dermatophytes Yeasts Viruses Parasites Protozoa Cestodes Nematodes Microfilaria Trematodes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah E. Blue
    • 1
  • Stephen D. Allen
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine, Division of Human Pathology, Department of PhysiologyMichigan State University College of Human MedicineGrand RapidsUSA
  2. 2.Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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