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Mycotic Infections

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Type of InfectionCharacteristics
Opportunistic Fungi Immunocompromised; many tissues; subcutaneous, systemic; ubiqiutous; monomorphs
Superficial Mycoses Infection of outer layers of skin, hair, nails; no host defense stimulation; no pain or discomfort; unsightly
Dermatophytic Mycoses Skin, hair, nails (deeper than superficial but not into living skin); produce secondary metabolites that irritate; itching
Subcutaneous Mycoses Muscle, bone, connective tissues; traumatic innoculation; usually remain localized
Systemic Mycoses Any tissue or organ; endemic to specific geographies; thermal dimorphs and yeasts
Systemic Mycoses: The True, Primary Pathogens Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Histoplasma, Paracoccidioides
Created by: blackicecreamcat