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1/27/10 1 K.T. Hodge | Cornell | Med Vet Mycology Medical and Veterinary Mycology today's handout: the Syllabus Welcome • Two credits • Cross-listed as PLPA 3290 and VETMI 3290 • Two midterms • A comprehensive final exam • A group project culminating in a poster presentation Introduction to Fungi Impacts of fungi on vertebrates • Pathogenesis • Mycotoxicosis • Allergens • Commensals Evolutionary biology • Many fungi are thought to be “accidental pathogens” • Normal life history does not involve pathogenesis • Don’t readily spread human to human • But a few groups (including many dermatophytes) are thought to prefer this lifestyle Mycoses by location Superficial Mycoses —infections of the hair shaft or dead outer layer of skin (stratum corneum). Cutaneous Mycoses Dermatophytes . infection of skin hair and nails. Subcutaneous mycoses —chronic localized infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissues following traumatic implantation of the fungus Deep Mycoses ( Systemic mycoses ) — infection of lungs and other deep tissues
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course PLPA 3290 taught by Professor Kathyhodge during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture1.1 - 1/27/10 today's handout: the Syllabus Welcome...

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