Flashcards in Mycoses, Prions, Protozoa, Parasites Deck (13):
What is mycoses?
A fungal infection
What is an endoparasite?
A parasite that lives in the body
What is an ectoparasite?
A parasite living on the body
Flea, mite, tick
What is a prion?
An infectious agent made mostly of protein
What is Protozoa
A single cell organism
Name a common mycoses
Cutaneous infection (dermatomycoses)
Penetrate the superficial layers of the skin and nails
Ring worms and athletes foot
Signs of a fungal infection
How are mycoses transmitted
How are fungal infections diagnosed
What are treatments for fungal infections
Treat the environment
Treat all animals in the household
Lime sulphur shampoo/dips
What is a parasite
An organism that lives in or on, and takes its nourishment from, another organism
Cannot live independently throughout whole life cycle
Causes injury or harm
No benefit to the host
Signs you have an endoparasite