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Biology Chapter 2

Activities for Mycoses MCB2010

QuestionAnswer
The proper name for ringworm of the scalp. Tinea Capitis
Another name for cutaneous mycoses? Dermatophytoses
The term used for pathogens that take advantage of a host's inability to fight disease and invade accordingly. Opportunistic
What type of mycoses involve the outer epidermis of the skin and are only cosmetic concerns? Superficial Mycoses
The correct name of the layer of skin which is considered non-living. Stratum corneum
What disease does Aspergillus niger cause in humans? Fungus Balls in the lungs
The proper name for ringworm of the hand. Tinea Manuum
The proper name for the major subcutaneous mycose in your notes. Mycetoma
Athlete's Foot - also known as ringworm of the foot - what is another name? Tinea Pedis
Name all 3 anti-fungals listed in your notes. Flucytosine, Amphotericin B, Miconazole
Is Candida albicans a yeast or a mold? Yeast
What type of mycoses occur because trauma to the skin allows invasion of the fungus? Subcutaneous Mycoses
The dermatophytoses that are named due to circular, scaly patches that result. Ringworm
The proper name for ringworm of the nail. Tinea Unguium
What is the causative agent of pneumonia in AIDS patients? Pneumocystis carinii
Name all 3 genera (plural of genus) of the causative agents of ringworm. Epidermophyton, Trichophyton, Microsporum
What anti-fungal is used only for system infections? Flucytosine
The proper name for ringworm of the body. Tinea Corporis
The 2 genera that are the causative agents of Madurella. Pseudallescheria and Madurella
What is the causative agent of thrush and vulvovaginitis? Candida albicans
What type of mycoses occur due to inhalation of spores? Systemic Mycoses
What is the primary opportunistic infection in AIDS patients? PCP (pneumocystis carinii pneumonia)
Another name for Madura Foot? Mycetoma
The proper name for ringworm of the beard. Tinea Barbae
What type of mycoses involve the non-living portion of the skin? Cutaneous Mycoses
Is Aspergillus niger a yeast or a mold? Mold
The proper name for ringworm of the groin. Tinea Cruris