Cryptococci surrounded by a clear capsule (black arrows) are present in a background of non-specific chronic inflammation with multinucleated giant cells present in the left upper quadrant. (A) Hematoxylin and eosin stain. (B) The fungi are clearly seen with a PAS stain. Budding forms are evident. (C) The GMS stain demonstrates yeast forms with marked size variation and budding and narrow-based budding, typical features of Cryptococcus. (D) The outer wall of the fungi stain positive with the mucicarmine stain and the organisms (black arrows) are surrounded by a clear capsule. A positive mucicarcmine stain confirms the diagnosis of cryptococcosis. (E) Multiple ferruginous bodies.