MIC 541-Exam 5-Mycology 4

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  1. What classification of Mycoses is Coccidioides immitis?
    Systemic Mycoses
  2. What classification of Mycoses is Histoplasma capsulatum?
    Systemic mycoses
  3. Where is Cocidioides immitis found?
    • Soil of:
    • SW U.S.
    • Mexico
    • South America
  4. What Mycoses is found in the soil of SW US, Mexico and South America?
    Coccidioides immitis
  5. What are the common terms for Coccidioidomycosis?
    • San Joaquin Fever
    • Valley Fever
  6. How is Coccidioidomycosis acquired?
    • Inhalation of spores
    • When dust is stirred up
  7. What does the yeast phase of Coccidioides immitis produce?
    Spherules in the lungs
  8. What percent of Coccidioides immitis infections are asymptomatic?
  9. What percent of Coccidioides immitis infections create flu-like symptoms?
  10. What disease is caused by Coccidioides immitis?
  11. What causes Coccidioidomycosis?
    Coccidioides immitis
  12. What percent of Coccidioidomycosis infected individuals develop a chronic lung infection?
    5-10% of the 40% that develop flu-like symptoms
  13. What percent of chronic Coccidioidomycosis sufferers develop systemic disease?
  14. A person with chronic systemic Coccidioidomycosis has what symptoms?
    Frequent skin lesions
  15. What are Coccidioides immitis spherules?
    Sphere shaped pockets of endospores formed in soft tissue that rupture
  16. What type of spores does Coccidioides immitis form in the soil?
  17. What is the infectious form of Coccidioides immitis called?
  18. What is a soft tissue conglomeration of endospores formed by Coccidioides immitis called?
  19. What mycoses causes Cryptococcosis?
    Cryptococcus neoformans
  20. What disease causes Cryptococcosis?
    Cryptococcus neoformans
  21. What systemic mycoses discussed in class is not dimorphic?
    Cryptococcus neoformans
  22. What is the morphology of Cryptococcus Neoformans?
    • Always a yeast
    • Encapsulated
  23. What systemic mycoses discussed in class is encapsulated?
    Crytococcus neoformans
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MIC 541-Exam 5-Mycology 4
2013-05-07 15:58:00
MIC 541 Exam Mycology

MIC 541-Exam 5-Mycology 4
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