MIC 541-Exam 5-Mycology 3

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  1. What examples of diseases were given for systemic Mycoses?
    • Histoplasmosis
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Coccidioidomycosis
  2. What classification of Mycotic diseases are Histoplasmosis and Crytpococcosis?
    Systemic Mycoses
  3. What mycoses causes causes Histoplasmosis?
    Histoplasma capsulatum
  4. Does Histoplasma capsulatum have a capsule?
  5. Where are Histoplasmosis cases found?
    • Mid-western U.S.
    • 80% of people in Ohio and Mississippi River Valley
  6. What areas do 80% of people test positive for Histoplasma capsulatum infection?
    Mississippir river valley and ohio
  7. What places would you expect to find Histoplasma capsulatum?
    • Bird/bat dung laden soiled
    • Chicken coops
    • Barns
    • Caves
    • Construction areas
  8. What three groups of people are most likely to get Histoplasma capsulatum?
    • Construction workers
    • Farmers
    • Spelunkers
  9. What disease are construction workers, spelunkers and farmers more susceptible to?
  10. Does Histoplasma capsulatum makes spores?
  11. How do people acquire Histoplasmosis?
    inhalation of fragments or spores
  12. Describe Systemic mycoses morphology when growing at room temperature?
  13. Describe Systemic mycoses morphology at body temperature?
  14. What percent of people recover and become immune to Histoplasmosis?
    • 95%
    • When Histoplasma capsulatum is in the body, what is its morphology?
    • Yeast
  15. What percent of people develop flu-like symptoms from a Histoplasma capsulatum infection?
  16. Of the 5% of people that develop flu like symptoms from histoplasmosis, what is the outcome?
    • Spontaneous resolution
    • OR
    • Disseminated form develops
  17. Describe the symptoms of disseminate Histoplasmosis:
    • Fever
    • Night Sweats
    • Weight loss
  18. What is the treatment for disseminated histoplasmosis?
    • Amphotericin B
    • Oral azoles
  19. Does Disseminated Histoplasmosis need to be treated?
    • Yes
    • Can be fatal
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MIC 541-Exam 5-Mycology 3
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MIC 541 Exam Mycology

MIC 541-Exam 5-Mycology 3
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