MIC 541-Exam 5-Mycology 5
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What is the only medically important encapsulated yeast?
How does Crytococcus neoformans reproduce?
Where can you find Cryptococcosis in the environment?
The soil/Bird droppings
What group of patients are most likely to acquire Cryptococcosis?
those w/ Decreased cell mediated immunity
What Mycoses is a hallmark infection of AIDS patients?
Describe a Cryptococcosis infection:
- Begins as mild infection of the lung
- May go systemic
- Predilection for the CNS
- Slow development of Meningitis
What Mycosees can cause a slow development of Meningits?
What are the symptoms of systemic Cryptococcosis?
- Increase in intensity over time
What other diseases may systemic Crytococcosis mimic?
What mycotic disease mimics MS, a brain tumor or an abscess?
Systemic CNS infection of Cryptococcosis
What is the treatment for pulmonary Cryptococcosis?
Does not usually require treatment
What is the outcome for Cryptococcosis Meningitis?
Death for the untreated
What is the cure rate for Cryptococcosis Meningitis if treated?
What is the treatment for Meningitis caused by Cryptococcosis?
- IV Amphotericin B
- Can sometimes switch to oral azole
What is the relapse rate for Cryptococcosis infections?
- Especially in AIDS patients
What examples of opportunistic mycoses were given in class?
What classification of mycoses are Aspergillosis and Candidiasis?
What level of virulence is found with Aspergillosis and Candidiasis?
- Low level
- Though can cause devastating disease in compromised individuals
What is the major Candidiasis infectious agent?
What disease is usually caused by Candida albicans?
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