Infectious Disease Block 6 - Fungus

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Rapid O2 desaturation upon exertion. Life threatening pneumonia in AIDS. Ubiquitous
Fungal infection that runs along lymphatic vessel. Rose growers disease
HIV, Thailand, Red pigment
HIV Finger nail infection
Never use this for diagnosis of cryptococcus
Strain of cryptococcus on the west coast and hits non-immuncompromised
Intracellular fungus, Spelunking, prisons, chicken coops
When in serum grows pseudohyphae. Retinal presentations
prophylaxis for pneumocystis and toxoplasmosis
Verrucous/warty skin lesions in cooler areas (tip of nose, fingers)
erythema nodosum, hilar adenopathy. Apical cavitary disease. Dark skin and pregnancy are risk factors. Meningitis = Tx for life
Antifungal to treat fungal UTI's and has CSF penetration. Great pharmacokinetics.Treats coccidioides.
Diabetic mucormycosis
Antifungal drug whose mechanism is similar to that of penicillin to bacteria. Tx for candida and aspergillus.
Drug addict, diabetic w/ ketoacidosis, Bone transplant recipient, Renal Failure. Black necrosis of the ororpharynx. Rapid presentation
candida strain resistant to azoles
Massive laryngeal mass causing obstruction - South americam agricultural worker
Tx for Zygomycetes
Jock Rot 'well demarcated line'
Apical lung fungal ball
Drug with multiple double bonds and intercalates into fungal plasma membranes creating lytic pores
Immunecompromised w/ old dressings or IVs mucormycosis
Treats ring worm and nail infections. Inhibits nucleic acid synthesis
Athletes foot
Narrow base budding
DNA synthesis inhibitor. Goes to the CNS. Can Cause hemorrhagic colitis and pancytopenia
Broad base budding, In soil. Great lakes. Beavers. Hits Normal immune systems. Fisherman, campers, hunters
Anti-fungal with Side effects of adrenal Insufficiency and hepatic necrosis. Needs gastric acid for absorption
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Need to suppliment with potassium, magnesium and EPO because of its renal toxicity.
Dose dependent Candida strain
Dx stain for Cryto
Serology is great and should ALWAYS be followed
Bind to fungal heme iron in cytochrome P-450
Drug that is concentrated in the skin. Side effect is a loss of taste. Effective against dimorphic fungi in nails and skin
Bone fungal infections
right angle hyphae
Fungal infection causing baldness
Pseudo membrane in oropharynx - thrush.
Side effects are: Shake and Bake (fever chills, headache, nausea, vomiting) mediated through release of prostaglandin E. Renal toxicity is closely watched.
MCC of fungal meningitis in AIDS pts. Pidgeon poop.
Ring worm
Ubiquitous with hyphae branching at acute angles
Risk factor for yeast infection
Anti-fungal with 3 fluorides. Tx for aspergillus. S/E - Bone pain, alteration in electroretinogram, increased alkaline phos, periostitis, Visual scatoma. Multiple drug interactions
diaper rash
Arizona/mexico border, Confussion/meningitis
Parental drug addict mucormycosis
Strain of cryptococcus that hits immunecompromised
Tx for histoplasmosis, spirotrichosis, and blastomyces. Taken with food/coca cola. Side effects: Adrenal excess (edema, hypertension, hypokalemia) nausea, vomiting. Long term - per
Skinny white male with COPD gets this fungal infection. pneumoia pericarditis, adrenal disease, adenocarcinoma like bowel lesions
Serology is terrible and is often false positive for histoplasmosis
Halo sign, wedge shaped pulmonary emboli infarct, immune compromised
Distal finger nail infection
Bone marrow recipients/leukemic pts. mucormycosis
Low Alkaline phosphatase, LDH less than 300, Leukocytopenia. Diagnosed via urine serology
Tx for cryptococcus meningitis (Abv.)

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