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Aspergillus is the MOST concerning opportunistic mold...
True or False
Name the 3 most common aspergillus spp.
- A. fumigatus
- A. flavus
- A. niger
Describe the clinical disease of aspergillus
- *localized or disseminated
Toxic Production: Aflatoxin & veterinary
Aspergillus lab identification
Rapid (usually matures in 3 days)
- First White ⇨ yellow, green, brown, or black
- Septate hyphae
- **FOOT CELL** present means you have an aspergillus spp.
- Uniseriate or biseriate
- Radiate or columnar head
- Amphotericin B * A. terreus
- Itraconazole & voriconazole
* A. fumigatus is resistant
Where is Aspergillosis found and what type of fungus is it
Ubiquitious dimorphic fungus
Worldwide in soil
What Ig is elevated with Aspergillus
Both IgE and IgG
Symptoms of Aspergillus
Healthy people can become infected
Wheezing, Coughing up blood
Nodules in lung
What 2 carbohydrate antigens are used to detect the fungus - aspergillus
Galactomannan & β-glucan
What are other ident methods for aspergillus
Sensitive and specific
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