The following were seen in an unstained sputum specimen from a patient with peripheral eosinophilia, cough, and worsening pulmonary infiltrates. She had been receiving chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Right before this specimen was obtained, she had been admitted to the ICU for respiratory failure. (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)
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