Medical Mycology


Readings Lectures Key Terms Multiple Choice Questions Updated 17/01/02

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Opportunistic Mycoses  
Subcutaneous Mycoses  
Systemic Mycoses  



Readings: Medical Mycology
Baron's Medical Microbiology
Introduction to Mycology M.R. McGinnis
General concepts of mycologyM.R. McGinnis & S.K. Tyring
Introduction to Mycology M. R> McGinnis & S. K. Tyring
Basic Biology of Fungi G. T. Cole
Disease Mechanisms of Fungi G. S. Kobayashi
Spectrum of Mycoses TJ. Walsh and D. Dixon
Antifungal Agents D.M. Dixon & T.J. Walsh
Brock 9th Ed
Biology of Microorganisms

Chap 17 Eukaryotic Microorganism
Microbiology An Introduction

Chapter 12 Fungi, Algae,
Protozoa and Parasites
Jacquelyn Black 4th Ed
Principles & Explorations

Chapter 11 Eukaryotic Microorganisms
and Parasites

Classification of Medically Important Fungi
Mycology Mycoses Mytoxicosis Molds
Yeasts Thallus Hypha Septate Hypha
Cenocytic Hypha Vegetative Hypha Reproductive Hypha Spores
Asecual Spores Sexual Spores Conidiospore Chlymadospore
Arthrospore Blastospore Sporangiospore Condiophore
Sporangium Sporangiophore Deuteromycota Zygomycota
Ascomycota Basidomycota    
Opportunistic Fungi
Opportunistic Mycoses Hypersensitivity Iatrogenic Pneumoxystosis
Candidiasis Asperillosis Zygomycosis Mucormycosis
Superficial, Cutaneous & Subcutaneous Mycosis
Pneumocystis carninii Superficial mycosis Black piedra White Piedra
Pityriasis versicolor Tinea Tinea nigra Tinea capitis
Tinea unguium Tinea corporis Tinea pedi Tinea cruris
Microsporum Trichophyton cutaneous mycosis Dermatophytoses
Dermatomycoses Epidermophyton Chromblastomycosis Phaeohypomycosis
Mycetoma Sporotrichosis Sporothrix schenkii  
Systemic Mycoses
Histoplasmosis Coccidiomycosis Blastomycosis Cryptococcosis
Coccidioides immitus Blastomyces dermatitidi    



Complete the following tables

Comparison of selected feature of Fungi and Eubacteria
  Fungi Eubacteria
Cell type    
Cell membrane    
Cell Wall    
Antibiotic sensitivity    


Characteristics of some pathogenic fungi
  Asexual type of spores Human Pathogens Habitat Type of Mycosis
  1. Use specific examples to differentiate between mytoxicosis and mycosis.
  2. Use specific examples to differentiate between budding yeasts and fission yeasts.
  3. Describe the vegative structures of molds.
  4. Differentiate between vegative and reproductive hyphae
  5. List the Defining characteristics of Fungi
  6. Differentiate between asexual and sexual reproduction and describe these processes in fungi
  7. How do fungal colonies differ from bacterial colonies?
  8. What is fungal dimporhism?
  9. What are the green powdery structures on moldy food?
  10. Describe two types of Conidiospores
  11. Describe three types of asexual fungal spores
  12. List the defining characteristics of the Deutromycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota and basidomycota
  13. Name one ascomycete that can infect humans
  14. Distinguish between mycosis and mytoxicosis and give and example of each
  15. Complete the following table
  16. Contrast the mechanisms of conidiospores and ascospore formantion in fungi
  17. List four types of opportunistic mycoses.
  18. List four different superficial mycoses
  19. Differentiate between dermatophytoses and dermatomycoses.
  20. List four examples of subcutaneous mycoses
  21. List four examples of systemic mycoses
  22. Describe cryptococcis.
  23. List three patterns of systemic mycoses.
  24. Differentiate among the three patterns of systemic mycoses.
  25. Discuss predispositions for fungal entry into the body and consequent treatment.
  26. List 10 host defense factors against fungi
  27. Differentiate between chronic mucocutaneous and disseminated candidiasis
  28. Discuss Aspergillosis
  29. List four diseases caused by Aspergillus.
  30. Discuss the problems associated with the laboratory diagnosis of Aspergillosis
  31. What are two treatments for pneumocystosis?
  32. Describe the laboratory Diagnosis of pneumocystosis
  33. Describe the treatment of cutaneous mycoses
  34. Give two treatments for sporotrichosis.




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