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Candida

Dimporphic
Normal Flora of mouth
THRUSH
Vaginal

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Candida Question

Forms germ tubes (pseudohyphae) -- allows exact identification in 3-5 hours

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Aspergillosis

Filamentous
Allergic Reactions
Aspergilloma (fungus ball)
septate / branching hyphae

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Mucormycosis

Filamentous
Invade brain
Facial pain, headache, mental change, fixed pupil
Ribbon-like septate
Large Hyphae at right angles

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Cryptococcosis

CAPSULE
pigeon shit
Nodular infiltrates (unilateral or bilateral)
Cerebromeningeal disease
Check CSF
Encapsulated budding yeast cells
India ink
DIRECT DETECTION OF THE CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGEN IN SERUM OR CSF

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Pneumocystis Carinii

Protozoa like
Lacks ergosterol
Pneumonia -- common in aids patients
Isolate yeast from lung tissue
Rounded - cup shaped organism

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Fungi

Chitin
Glucan
Ergosterol

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Yeast

Unicellular
Waxy -- resemble bacteria

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Mold

Multicellular Filamentous
Hyphae

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What agar used to culture fungi?

Sabouraud's Agar

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Opportunistic Mycoses

Members of normal flora that infect when compromised