Systemic Fungal Disease Facts

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Systemic Fungal Disease Facts
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  1. Transmission of most fungal infections
    • 1) Inhalation of fungal spores
    • 2) Wound contamination
  2. Fungal spores are called...?
    Saprophytes
  3. Fungi damage what..?
    Host cells, and kill, digest and invade surrounding cells
  4. What do some fungi produce?
    Toxins
  5. Distribution of systemic fungal diseases
    Worldwide, in US along eastern seaboard, Great lakes, River valleys of Mississippi, Ohio and St Lawrence waterways
  6. 2 symptoms with systemic infections
    • 1) Chronic cough
    • 2) Persistant fever
  7. Are fungal diseases contagious?
    No
  8. What sex are most fungi?
    All dimorphic (both sexes) except Cryptococcosis
  9. 2 forms of fungi
    • 1) Mycelial (cold)
    • 2) Yeast like (warm)
  10. Fungal diseases cause more death in which species?
    Dogs more than cats
  11. Systemic mycoses become more established in..?
    Debilitated, immunodeficient or immunosuppressed animals
  12. Lesions characterized by..?
    Abcessation, ulcerations, and nodular formations
  13. Saprophytic
    Lives in soil
  14. Fungal infections develop..?
    Slowly and almost always chronic
  15. Saprophytic infections
    • 1) Blastomycosis (North and South American)
    • 2) Coccidioidomycosis 
    • 3) Cryptococcosis
    • 4) Histoplasmosis

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