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Opportunistic Mycoses

Candida albicans grown at 20 C

Opportunistic mycoses are fungal infections that do not normally cause disease in healthy people, but do cause disease in people …

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Systemic Mycoses

Spherule and endospore forms of Coccidioides immitis

Systemic mycoses are the systemic infections caused by fungi. Systemic fungal infections are caused mainly by: Histoplasma spp Coccidioides spp …

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Subcutaneous Mycoses

Conidiophores and conidia of Sporothrix schenckii

Subcutaneous mycoses are caused by accidental subcutaneous inoculation of causative fungi. Most of the causative agents reside in soil and …

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Cutaneous Mycoses

Macroconidia of Epidermophyton floccosum and filamentous hyphae

Cutaneous mycoses are the diseases caused by fungi and involving the skin, hair and nails. They are different from superficial …

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Superficial Mycoses

Scanning electron micrograph of Malassezia furfur

Superficial mycoses are the fungal infections of the outermost keratinized layers of the skin or hair shaft, resulting in essentially …

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Introduction to Mycology and Classification of Fungi

Mould composed of branched septate hyphae

The word mycology is derived from the word ‘mykos’ meaning fungus. Mycoses is a disease caused by a fungus. Mycology …

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Staphylococcus Aureus

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria taken from a vancomycin intermediate resistant culture

Staphylococcus aureus is a species of gram positive cocci, which are aerobes/facultative anaerobes, non motile, non spore forming and arranged in …

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Escherichia Coli

Escherichia coli, scanning electron micrograph

Escherichia coli is a gram negative bacteria, rod shaped and facultative anaerobic. Route of entry •    Most abundant facultative anaerobe …

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Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

Transmission electron micrograph of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a species of gram negative diplococci, which are non encapsulated, non motile and kidney shaped bacteria. Pathogenesis …

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteria taken from a vancomycin intermediate resistant culture

MRSA MRSA stands for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. These bacteria havedeveloped resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics (including penicillins and cephalosporins). Methicillin …

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