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Major fungal Infections of Humans

Tissue & Area AffectedInfectionCausative Fungus
Hair Black piedra peidraia hortae
Outer epidermis pityriasis versicolor malassezia furfur
Epidermis, hair, & dermis dermatophytosis microsporum, trichophyton & emidermophyton
Mucous membranes, skin, nails Candidiasis candida albicans
Thrush (mouth) yeast infection moniliasis children
nodules beneath skin, may invade lymphatics sporotrichosis sporothrix schenckii "picked by a rose thorn"
large fungat tumors of limbs & extremities mycetoma, madura foot pseudallescharia boydii, Madurella mycetomatis
Lung (spore dust) coccidioidomycosis (San Joaquin Valley Fever) coccidioides immitis
Lung (inhaled) North American blastomycosis Blastomyces dermatitidis
Lung (chicken coup cleaning) Histoplasmosis Histoplasma capsulatum
Lung (inhaled) Chicago disease Blastomyces dermatitidis
Lung (chicken coup cleaning) Ohio Valley Fever Histoplasma capsulatum
Lung (pigeon roosts) Cryptococcosis (torulosis) Cryptococcus Neoformans
Lungs (skin) Paracoccidioidomycosis Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Lungs (skin) South American blastomycosis Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Lung necrotic pneumonia Aspergillus fumigatus
Created by: missyh23