Flashcards in Mycology 3 Deck (13):
Most frequent pathogen of the Candida genus
C. albicans is a gram-_____ staining _____
C. albicans transitions from _____ to _____ and _____ forms
Single-cell to pseudohyphal and hyphal
What temperature does C. albicans produce germ tubes in serum?
Common condition of C. albicans manifested as whitish-yellow hyperkeratotic lesions
What kind of culture is used for C. albicans diagnosis?
Aerobic or fungal culture
What is an important virulence factor of Cryptococcus?
How does C. neoformans reach the CNS
Directly or via blood
When does C. neoformans cause granulomas of nasal sinuses
When it is inhaled
Is a test for Cryptococcus serum antibody useful?
What are the thermally dimorphic fungi?
Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Sporothrix
General screening of invasive fungal disease
Beta-D glucan assay