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Fungal Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

List the main areas of the body infected by the yeast filobasidiella neoformans lungs and membranes of the brain
List 3 dimorphic fungi with their sites of infection Histoplasma capsulatum--lungs, Blastomyces dermatitidis--pulmonary infections, Coccidioides immitis--pulmonary and meningeal regions
What is thermal dimorphism? refers to certain fungi that grow in cool environments, as molds--as temps rise to 37 degrees C, they grow as yeasts
How can Aspergillus and the phycomycetes be distinguishesed by looking at their hyphae? Aspergillus produce septate hyphae, while phycomycetes produce aseptate hyphae
what types of people are infected with Pneumocystis carinii? who gets pneumocystosis? anyone can be infected with Pneumocystis carinii--immunocompromised people like AIDS pts get pneumocystosis
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