Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Microbiology Chapter 11

List the 5 types of mycoses. Systemic, subcutaneous, cutaneous, superficial, opportunistic
Name 2 fungi that cause opportunistic infections. Candida albicans and Asperigillus
Describe the organisms in the phylum Archaezoa. No mitochondria, multiple flagella.
Where is Giardia lamblia found in nature? In nearly all surface waters.
Give 2 factors that contribute to the spread of Giardiasis. Resists chemical disinfectants, cysts are chlorine resistant.
Phylum Rhizopoda Move by pseudopods. Causative agent: Entameoba histolytica. Causes amebiasis.
Phylum Euglenozoa Phototrophs in light/chemoheterotrophs in dark. Causative agent: Trypanosoma. Causes sleeping sickness.
Name 2 organisms & the diseases they cause from the phylum Apicomplexa. Cryptosporidium causes Cryptosporidosis. Plasmodium causes Malaria.
What is the causative agent of malaria? Plasmodium falciparum.
What is the vector of malaria? Anopheles mosquito.
What are the symptoms of malaria? Periodic chills& fever, anemia, splenomegaly, intense headaches, kidney failure, cerebral damage, hemoglobinuria.
What is the most characteristic symptom of malaria? Periodic chills & fever
How is malaria diagnosed? Reoccurring chills & fever, history of travel into endemic areas, ring form present in blood smears, decreased hemoglobin levels.
WHat is the main drug used for malaria treatment? Chloroquine (Aralen)
What protective measures can be used for malaria? protective clothing, mosquito repellants, insecticide treated mosquito netting, chloroquine prophylaxis, control of anopheles mosquito.
Why is there no successful malaria vaccine at the present? Because there are 3 kinds of possible vaccines and they can't decide which ones to study & develop further.
How many people does malaria kill every year? 3 million people per year.
Where & who are the majority of these deaths? African children
Why are fungal & protozoal diseases harder to treat with antimicrobial drugs than bacterial diseases? Fungi & protozoa are eukaryotic and have no peptidoglycan. They are more similar to our cells so cannot just choose drugs to attack cell walls or peptidoglycan.
Created by: rkferreira