Filamentous growth form comprised of hyphae
reproduce by spores
free living in environment
infection--> inhalation of spores
reproduce by budding
effect skin, nails and mucous membranes
fungi affecting skin, hair and nails
Trichophyton, microsporum, epidermophyton
T interdigitale and T rubrum
Foot and nail infections
Skin lesions require _________ therapy
Scalp or nail infections ________ therapy
Mould fungal spores
Yeast infection- Candida
commensal in mouth and GI
Cause: thrush, cutaneous nail infection
Vaginal c - pregnant women
Oral c- AIDS
Treatment for candidosis
treatment: flucanazole, flycytosine, amphotericin B
Mould in soil
Inhalation of spores
Spread in lungs especially neutropenia
CT scan-fungal infection
Treatment: Amphotericin B, voriconazole, posaconazole and caspofungin
Cutaneous infection- contamination of wound
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