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Flashcards in Fungal Infections Deck (6):
1

organism and vector for aspergillosis

aspergillus fumigata
nuts and grains

2

fungus ball in lungs/Alfatoxin

aspergillus fumigata

3

(3) diseases that are endemic fungus

Histoplasmosis (mississippi valley)
Coccimycosis (southwest)
Blastomycosis (eastern seaboard)

4

organism and vector for AIDS pneumonia

pneumocystis carinii
bird/pigeon droppings

5

organism and vector for sporotrichosis

sporotherix schenckii
rosebush thorns; flowers
**gardeners at risk**

6

detect for cutaneous mycoses using (2)

1 wood lamps - UV light
2 Skin scraping, tested in KOH (potassium hydroxide)
**no blood test**