Pathogens 2

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Pathogens 2
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2010-11-23 18:17:21
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FUNGAL DISEASES
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  1. THE FUNGAL DISEASES
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Candidiasis
    • Dermatomycosis
    • Histoplasmosis
    • Coccidioidomycosis
    • Blastomycosis
    • Aspergillosis
    • Sporotrichosis
  2. Cryptococcosis
    • Oneof the most dangerous affecting the lungs and meninges
    • Cryptococcus neoformans - a yeastfound in soil and enriched in bird droppings
    • Transmittedby inhalation
    • Org has largegelatinous capsule that is antiphagocytic
  3. Candidiasis
    • Candida albicans- present on skin and in the mouth, vagina and GI tract
    • Small yeastthat will overgrow in compromised host
    • Vulvovaginitiscommon in females
    • Oral candidiasis (Thrush) - in oral cavity - commoncongenital disease in newborns
  4. Dermatomycosis
    • General name for fungal disease of the hair, skin and nails
    • Athlete’s footRingworm of the body, i.e. “jock itch”
    • Ringwormof the head
    • Ringworm of the scalp
  5. Dermatomycosis
    • Causative genera are all dermatophytes
    • Trichophyton
    • Microsporum
    • Epidermophyton
    • Transmitted by cotact or fomites
  6. Histoplasmosis
    • Lung disease prevalent in Ohio river valley
    • Histoplasma capsulatum
    • Transmitted by inhalation of spores which may develop into a tuberculosis-like lung condition
    • Enriched in the droppings of birds and bats
  7. Coccidioidomycosis
    • Coccidioides immitis
    • Transmitted by inhalation of contaminated dust particles
  8. Blastomycosis
    Blastomyces dermatitidis
  9. Aspergillosis
    • Aspergillus fumigatus
    • Aspergillus favus: produces aflatoxins
  10. Sporotrichosis
    Sporothrix schenkii

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