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Unit 9

Mycology Terminology

What should be added to the media to best recover Trichophyton verrucosum? Thiamine should be added to the media and it should be incubated at 37C.
What is the function of 10% KOH in the examination of skin, hair, or nail scrapings? The function of 10% KOH is to clear and dissolve keratin, so that fungal elements may be better detected.
What are dematiaceous hyphae? Dematiaceous hyphae are darkly pigmented hyphae.
How should a sputum specimen be treated if Histoplasma is suspected? The specimen must be set up immediately and incubated for 10 weeks if Histoplasma is suspected.
What's the difference between actinomycotic mycetomas and eumycotic mycetomas? Actinomycotic mycetomas are caused by bacteria while eumycotic mycetomas are caused by fungi.
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