sábado, 12 de agosto de 2017

Types of Fungal Diseases| Fungal Diseases | CDC

Types of Fungal Diseases| Fungal Diseases | CDC


 Histopathology showing a yeast cell of Blastomyces dermatitidisCaused by the fungus Blastomyces, which lives in moist soil in parts of the United States and Canada.

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)

 Arthroconidia of Coccidioides immitis
Caused by Coccidioides, a fungus that lives in the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico and Central and South America.

C. gattii infection

 A photomicrograph of Cryptococcus
Caused by the fungus Cryptococcus gattii, which lives in soil in tropical and sub-tropical areas, the United States Pacific Northwest, and British Columbia.


 A photomicrograph of Histoplasma capsulatum isolated from a soil sample.Caused by the fungus Histoplasma, which lives in the environment, often in association with large amounts of bird or bat droppings.

Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP)

 Histopathology showing Pneumocystis cysts in the lung of a patient with AIDSCaused by the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii and mainly affects people with weakened immune systems.


 Photomicrograph showing Sporothrix schenckii.Caused by the fungus Sporothrix, which lives throughout the world in soil and on plants.

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