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ringworm and yeast micro organisms (fungus) study notes 6
main facts on ringworm
Fungus affecting skin of cats and dogs humans and
-two species. Microsporum species- more common in
-Trichophyton species more common in large animals
but both infective to many species
what are the clinical signs for ringworm?
alopecia around eyes and nose and ears
can become generalized with weeping crusty lesions
how do you dx ringworm?
wood lamps for signs of fluoresce microsporum
-fungassay test kit requires 10-14 days for
what are the roots of transmission for ringworm?
Direct contact with fomites or infected animal
what is the treatment and control of ringworm?
Treatment will start before
results come back in a suspected case
-oral and topical treatments
-protective clothing must be
-thorough cleaning of areas
-topical medication i.e
oral medications i.e program
what is this fungus?
main points on yeast?
-part of normal floura
-yeast lager than bacteria
may infect intestinal tract, genital tract, skin,
ears and become systemic.
Shaped like a Y
what are the clinical signs of yeast?
red lesions moist and skin is eroded
how do you dx yeast|?
looking at ear swab under microscope
red lesions on skin
skin is moise and eroded
what are the roots of transmission for yeast?
Imbalance of bacteria to yeast, after bacteria is
killed out yeast may over grow causing a infection.
what is the treatment and control of yeast?
Ear medications containing anti inflam anti bacterial
anti fungal and anti yeast agents such as surolan and otomax.
what fungus is this?