agFungus Diseases-Humans

agFungus Diseases-Humans - Chapter 7: Mycoses: Fungus...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 7: Mycoses: Fungus Diseases of Humans Trichophyton rubrum = athlete’s foot “mycoses” 1839: David Gruby identified Trichophyton schoenleinii causes favnus or ringworm “mitosporic fungi” = either have no sexual stage, or hasn’t been discovered yet 1) People in medical community are more aware of the role of fungi in cause of disease 2) Increased international travel 3) Drug therapy used to manage some health problem 4) AIDS 5) People live longer Dermatomycoses-Diseases of Skin Athlete’s foot = starts at web bing between 4 th and 5 th toe Jock itch = infection of inner thigh Ringworm= hair, skin, or nails ( tinea capitis (head), tinea pedis (feet), tinea unguium (nails), tinea cruris (jock)) Caused by a fungus in genera: Microsporum or Trichophyton Candidiasis: Yeast Infection and Thrush Candida albicans = most circumstances, causes no known disease Diabetes, old age, pregnancy = uncomfortable to life threatening
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course AG 2373 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

Page1 / 2

agFungus Diseases-Humans - Chapter 7: Mycoses: Fungus...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online