mosaic artifact

mosaic artifact

A mimic of fungal infection of mucocutaneous tissues, which occurs when dystrophic epithelial tissue is stained with potassium hydroxide. The “mosaic” consists of an irregular band surrounding epithelial cells, which is less translucent than the squamous cells.
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mosaic artifact

Dermatology A mimic of fungal infection of mucocutaneous tissues when dystrophic epithelial tissue is stained with KOH; the 'mosaic' consists of an irregular band surrounding epithelial cells which is less translucent than the squamous cells
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