Flashcards in Histoplasmosis Deck (21):
What bacteria is associated with Histoplasmosis?
Histoplasma capsulatum is associated with what?
with nitrogen rich soil as well as birds and bat droppings
What does it mean that Histoplasma capsulatum are dimorphic ascomycetes?
They are fungi that exist in either yeast form or mold form (mycelial form)
At what temperature is Histoplasma capsulatum in yeast form?
37 degrees C
at what temperature does Histoplasms capsulatum grow in mold form?
20-25 degrees Celsius
What are the two varieties of Histoplasmosis?
1) Histoplasma capsulatum variety capsulatum
2) Histo capsulatum variety duboisii
Does Histoplsma capsulatum have spores?
spores of Histoplasma capsulatum attack what?
Symptoms if 95% of the infected are what?
Infected macrophages with Histoplasma capsulatum do what?
carry spores through circulatory and lymphatic system
Patience may develop _____ with symptoms similar to those of tuberculosis?
chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis
patients may develop _____ characterized by ulcers?
chronic cutaneous histoplasmosis
Immunocompromized patients may develop systemic histoplasmosis characterized by what?
enlargment of spleen and liver; death may result
Ocular histoplamosis may develop. inflammed red eyes indicate what?
type I hypersensitivity to the fungus
what is the treatment of histoplasmosis?
The symptoms of Histomplasmosis are similar to what?
Those of pneumonia
infection of histoplasmosis in some people is due to what?
Histopplasma capsulatum variation duboisii is what?
lymphadenopathy with lesions on the skin and bones
What are the symptoms of Histoplasmosis?
-shortness in breath
How is histoplasmosis transmitted?