Infectious Disease Block 6 - Fungus

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

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