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Flashcards in Mycoses, Prions, Protozoa, Parasites Deck (13):
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What is mycoses?

A fungal infection

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What is an endoparasite?

Examples

A parasite that lives in the body

Roundworm, tapeworm

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What is an ectoparasite?

Examples

A parasite living on the body

Flea, mite, tick

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What is a prion?

An infectious agent made mostly of protein

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What is Protozoa

A single cell organism

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Name a common mycoses

Cutaneous infection (dermatomycoses)
Penetrate the superficial layers of the skin and nails

E.g.
Ring worms and athletes foot

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Signs of a fungal infection

Pruritis
Inflammation
Hair loss
Irregular lesions
Foul smell

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How are mycoses transmitted

Direct contact
Environment/fomites

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How are fungal infections diagnosed

Woods lamp
Microscopic exam
Culture
Biopsy

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What are treatments for fungal infections

Treat the environment
Treat all animals in the household
Lime sulphur shampoo/dips
Oral tablets
Antifungal cream

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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

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Signs you have an endoparasite

Anorexia
lethargy
Colic
Diarrhoea

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Signs you have an ectoparasite

Alopecia
Pruritus
Inflammation
Scabs