Environmental disruptions to cause infection

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Unformatted text preview: Manifestations: Symptoms vary with type of Candida infection, but may include: Histopathology •  •  •  •  Opportunistic pathogen that utilizes environmental disruptions to cause infection. Virulence factors include: Surface molecules that adhere to the organism Acid proteases that are used in penetration of cell Ability of Candida to transform from yeast to hyphal state allow the fungus to invade its host under the proper circumstances Treatment:   Clotrimazole   Nystatin   Fluconazole   Itracon...
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This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course BIOL 4849 at Youngstown State University.

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