Systemic Fungal Disease Facts
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Transmission of most fungal infections
- 1) Inhalation of fungal spores
- 2) Wound contamination
Fungal spores are called...?
Fungi damage what..?
Host cells, and kill, digest and invade surrounding cells
What do some fungi produce?
Distribution of systemic fungal diseases
Worldwide, in US along eastern seaboard, Great lakes, River valleys of Mississippi, Ohio and St Lawrence waterways
2 symptoms with systemic infections
- 1) Chronic cough
- 2) Persistant fever
Are fungal diseases contagious?
What sex are most fungi?
All dimorphic (both sexes) except Cryptococcosis
2 forms of fungi
- 1) Mycelial (cold)
- 2) Yeast like (warm)
Fungal diseases cause more death in which species?
Dogs more than cats
Systemic mycoses become more established in..?
Debilitated, immunodeficient or immunosuppressed animals
Lesions characterized by..?
Abcessation, ulcerations, and nodular formations
Lives in soil
Fungal infections develop..?
Slowly and almost always chronic
- 1) Blastomycosis (North and South American)
- 2) Coccidioidomycosis
- 3) Cryptococcosis
- 4) Histoplasmosis
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