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fungal skin and tiss

Lecture 24

diseases caused by fungi superficial: localized to skin, hair, and nails; common subcutaneous systemic: deep infections of internal organs, uncommon opportunistic: in immunocompromised
superficial mycoses development of fungal growth on epithelial tissue, no immune response, adjacent tissue can be affected when keratin is assembled into dermatophytes
white piedra caused by Trichosporon, genus within arthroconidial yeasts, asymptomatic growth on outside of hair shaft, composed of compact fungal elements, hairs are not invaded, warm moist conditions predispose
Created by: kamarsh