MICR 2533 Fungus Chart - Superficial fungal diseases...

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Disease AKA Causative organism Symptoms Infection site White Piedra Trichosporon beigelli White colonies on scalp and pubis Surface of corneum and/or superfollicular portion of hair Black Piedra Piedra hortae Black colonies on scalp Tinea nigra Black ringworm (misnomer) Cladosporium werneckii Black colonies Smooth skin of palm or sole Tinea versicolor Pityriasis versicolor Malassezia furfur Uneven tanning or hyperpigmentation Overall skin Cutaneous fungal diseases: *know one example of organism per disease AKA dermatophytosis. Each of these diseases can be caused by more than one organism… These usually evoke a T-cell (cell-mediated) response. In the absence of this response, a B cell response (humoral) can happen but it is not as efficient and may lead to favus formation and scarring. Disease AKA Causative organism Symptoms Infection site Tinea corporis Ringworm M. canis T. mentagrophytes Red rings on skin Nonhairy, smooth skin Tinea pedis Athlete’s foot
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course MICR 2533 taught by Professor Shahlaabghari during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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MICR 2533 Fungus Chart - Superficial fungal diseases...

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