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INTRODUCTION

IMMUNOLOGY

BACTERIOLOGY

VIROLOGY

PARASITOLOGY

MYCOLOGY

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
 

PART FIVE: MYCOLOGY     

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Fungi are eukaryotic organisms that do not contain chlorophyll, but have cell walls, filamentous structures, and produce spores. These organisms grow as saprophytes and decompose dead organic matter. There are between 100,000 to 200,000 species depending on how they are classified. About 300 species are presently known to be pathogenic for man. 

There are four types of mycotic diseases: 
1. Hypersensitivity - an allergic reaction to molds and spores.
2. Mycotoxicoses - poisoning of man and animals by feeds and food products contaminated by fungi which produce toxins from the grain substrate.
3. Mycetismus- the ingestion of preformed toxin (mushroom poisoning).
4. Infection 

In this section, we shall be concerned only with the last type.

 

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CHAPTER ONE 
Introduction
Classification of fungi, morphology, diagnosis, treatment, clinical classification of mycoses    
CHAPTER TWO  
Actinomycetes
Actinomycosis, nocardiosis, streptomycetes  
CHAPTER THREE  
Yeasts
Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis  

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CHAPTER FOUR 
Superficial Mycoses
Ringworm (Tinea): Ecology, etiology, therapy  
CHAPTER FIVE  
Filamentous Fungi
Chromoblastomycosis, mycetomas (fungous tumors), zygomycosis,  aspergillosis  
CHAPTER SIX  
Dimorphic Fungi
Blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, Sporotrichosis  
CHAPTER SEVEN

Opportunistic mycoses

Diseases that occur in the immunocompromised patient    

  

CHAPTER EIGHT

Medical mycology glossary

   

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