Infectious Disease Block 6 - Fungus

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

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