Topic 4 Chp4_ProkaryotesP

Topic 4 Chp4_ProkaryotesP - Microbiology in the Age of AIDS...

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Microbiology in the Age of AIDS
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Common Infectious Diseases in AIDS  Patients in USA common Without Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART): - >  85% expected to develop  Pneumocystis   pneumonia  ( Pneumocystis jiroveci , a fungus) - >  50% expected to develop some form of   tuberculosis (TB)  (Mycobacterium tuberculosis , a bacterium)
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Common Infectious Diseases in AIDS Patients:  w/out ART  - 12x higher incidence of bacterial pneumonias - Increased gastrointestinal infections (diarrhea,  malabsorption) ~15% suffer cryptosporidiosis ( Cryptosporidium  parvum , a protozoan) - 8 – 15% develop encephalitis ( Toxoplasma gondii , a protozoan) - Increased viral diseases Cytomegalovirus (CMV) - eye, liver, kidney diseases Varicella zoster virus (VZV) - shingles Herpes simplex virus (HSV) – oral/genital herpes
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What are we studying?  . . . The unseen microbial world nd ed), McGraw-Hill, 1996
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The size of things “Seeing” single cells  requires magnification  . . .  Microscopy
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What’s in a name? Binomial designation:  
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2010 for the course BIO 307D taught by Professor Moore during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.

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Topic 4 Chp4_ProkaryotesP - Microbiology in the Age of AIDS...

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