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INTRODUCTION

IMMUNOLOGY

BACTERIOLOGY

VIROLOGY

PARASITOLOGY

MYCOLOGY

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
 

 

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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: 

  • Hypersensitivity - an allergic reaction to molds and spores
     
  • Mycotoxicoses - poisoning of man and animals by feeds and food products contaminated by fungi which produce toxins from the grain substrate
     
  • Mycetismus - the ingestion of preformed toxin (mushroom poisoning)
     
  • Infection by a fungus

    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
  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
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CHAPTER EIGHT
Medical mycology glossary

 

 
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