|Piles of Rotting Woodchip||A pile of woodchip stored for use in a garden usually as a weed suppressing mulch. The heat||
, , Piles of Rotting Woodchip A pile of woodchip stored for use in a garden usually as a weed suppressing mulch. The heat
|Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMK||MK is 59 years old and presented with right sided pleuritic chest pain and coughing over 1 week. A||
, Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMK MK is 59 years old and presented with right sided pleuritic chest pain and coughing over 1 week. A
A bronchoscopy found large amounts of mucous that was suctioned and removed. Aspergillus was found in the mucous on microscopy and A. fumigatus grown in culture.
She felt better immediately and a follow up scan shows re-expansion of the right middle and lower lobes.
A diagnosis of Aspergillus bronchitis was made based on the bronchoscopy findings, microscopy and culture results and supported by an positive Aspergillus IgG of 97mg/L (ImmunoCap).
|Papular rash with CPA||Drug rashes: Drug interactions between steroids and anti-fungal drugs - (ecchymosis)||
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, , , Papular rash with CPA Drug rashes: Drug interactions between steroids and anti-fungal drugs - (ecchymosis)
|Facial erythema: Side effects of anti-fungal drugs - drug rashes||Reference: Muco-cutaneous retinoid effects and facial erythema related to the novel triazole||
, , Facial erythema: Side effects of anti-fungal drugs - drug rashes Reference: Muco-cutaneous retinoid effects and facial erythema related to the novel triazole
|Germinating spores of Aspergillus fumigatus||
Germinating spores of Aspergillus fumigatus
Scanning Electron Micrograph of germinating Aspergillus fumigatus spores (provided by KM Lord and ND Read)
|Aspergillus niger||Micrographs of A. fumigatus conidia & conidial heads provided by Amaliya||
, Aspergillus niger Micrographs of A. fumigatus conidia & conidial heads provided by Amaliya
|Aspergillus terreus||Micrographs of A. terreus conidia & conidial heads provided by Amaliya Stepanova||
, , Aspergillus terreus Micrographs of A. terreus conidia & conidial heads provided by Amaliya Stepanova
|Electron Microscopy: Aspergillus fumigatus||Micrographs of A. fumigatus conidia & conidial heads provided by Amaliya Stepanova||
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, , , , Electron Microscopy: Aspergillus fumigatus Micrographs of A. fumigatus conidia & conidial heads provided by Amaliya Stepanova
|Aspergillus clavatus||Isolate from environmental sample||
, , Aspergillus clavatus Isolate from environmental sample
|Sputum plug||Fungal plug||
Sputum plug Fungal plug
Fungal plug, Image sent in by ptPC-W. Patient female aged 70 years, Image taken on 3/12/2014
|ABPA complicated by severe varicose bronchiectasis||Patients has history of ABPA complicating long standing asthma. His total IgE has fluctuated||
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, , , ABPA complicated by severe varicose bronchiectasis Patients has history of ABPA complicating long standing asthma. His total IgE has fluctuated
The CT scan (3 cuts from the same scan in 2012) shows background paraseptal and centrilobular emphysema and the distribution of the varicoid bronchiectasis (i.e. upper lobe predominant and central) is consistent with ABPA. There are no areas of consolidation or evidence of interstitial lung disease. Several fluid levels are seen within the airways together with bronchial wall thickening throughout the right hemithorax. There is almost no evidence of exudative small airways disease (i.e. no small airway impaction).
The chest Xrays show mild cardiomegaly. There are background chronic interstitial changes of a coarsened reticulonodular pattern, with an area of more prominent pulmonary fibrotic change in the right mid zone. Minor apical thickening noted.
|Ira F. Salkin 1941-2016||
Ira F. Salkin 1941-2016
Obituary written on ISHAM website:
December 21, 1941- March 2, 2016
Ira was deeply involved in several scientific societies and was recognized by his peers for his energetic efforts in these societies. He was a long-standing member the American Society for Microbiology, was the Chair of Division F in 1990-91 and was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He received the Lippmann Award for Scientific Achievement of the Medical Mycology Society of New York. In 1991, Ira was awarded the Billy H. Cooper award from the Medical Mycology Society of the Americas in recognition of his efforts in clinical mycology, as well as the Meridian Award. In 2015, Ira was granted the Distinguished Service award by ISHAM, which speaks for itself.
Ira’s great passion was scientific publication ranging from the ethics of publication to journal editing, which amounted to possibly some of his greatest contributions Over the last 25 years Ira served as an Editor of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology from 1990-2000, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Biosafety from 2001-2004, and from 2004 through 2015 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Mycology. This also made him an ex officio member of the Council of ISHAM. As part of his efforts for Medical Mycology he organized very popular sessions at three separate ISHAM congresses directed toward young scientists on how to write and publish a scientific paper. His speaking style and wit, intermingled with his pearls of publishing and writing wisdom, were always well received. He was a very difficult act to follow especially if you were the next speaker. His efforts as the Editor in Chief of ISHAM’s own journal, Medical Mycology, were unparalleled as he raised the visibility and impact of the journal but also improved the quality of many articles as copy editor and even smoothed the grammar of the accepted manuscripts. This may not always have been received well but most authors were very pleased once they saw their work in press. As relayed to us by his loving wife Kay, “Ira was always happiest when sitting at his computer working on a manuscript”.
For those of us privileged to know Ira well, he was a man with a very quick, dry wit, had an eager willingness to “argue” a point aggressively without hostility and was someone who had vast life experience, which he was willing to share especially over a night cap of a good malt uisge beatha or "water of life" of Scottish provenance. His liberal views in politics and other areas, possibly a holdover from his days in Berkeley in the ‘60’s, guided these discussions. Ira enjoyed many informal symposia i.e., a fine meal and libation during which he and his companions solved many of the problems of the world. Ira was a good colleague and a great friend to many and selflessly put others ahead of himself. He was indeed a scholar and a gentleman. Those of us who counted Ira a friend will miss him greatly. The Medical Mycology community has also lost one of its shining beacons.
We invite anyone wishing to relate a story concerning Ira to send it to the ISHAM website for inclusion in this tribute to an important member of the Medical Mycology community.
Karl V. Clemons, Chester R. Cooper, J. Peter Donnelly
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