Primary pathogenic fungi

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primary pathogens

  • able to cause disease in immunologically-normal people

  • only a very small fraction of the fungi in the world are able to do this

common features of primary pathogenic fungi

  • dimorphism

  • found in soil

  • able to grow at 37o and survive in tissue

  • cell-mediated immune responses (rather than humoral) are critical

primary pathogenic fungi

  • Blastomyces dermatitidis

  • Coccidioides immitis

  • Histoplasma capsulatum

  • Sporothrix schenckii

Category: Microbiology Notes



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