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1

Most frequent pathogen of the Candida genus

C. albicans

2

C. albicans is a gram-_____ staining _____

Positive, yeast

3

C. albicans transitions from _____ to _____ and _____ forms

Single-cell to pseudohyphal and hyphal

4

What temperature does C. albicans produce germ tubes in serum?

37*C

5

Common condition of C. albicans manifested as whitish-yellow hyperkeratotic lesions

Thrush

6

What kind of culture is used for C. albicans diagnosis?

Aerobic or fungal culture

7

What is an important virulence factor of Cryptococcus?

Mucopolysaccharide capsule

8

How does C. neoformans reach the CNS

Directly or via blood

9

When does C. neoformans cause granulomas of nasal sinuses

When it is inhaled

10

Is a test for Cryptococcus serum antibody useful?

No

11

What are the thermally dimorphic fungi?

Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Sporothrix

12

General screening of invasive fungal disease

Beta-D glucan assay

13

Qualitative and semi-quantitative test systems detects _______ of Cryptococcus neoformans in serum or CSF

Capsular polysaccharide antigens