Fungi 2-Histoplasmosis and Blastomycosis

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Questions:

Q. What are Endemic Locations of Histoplasma?

Q. What are diagnostic Features of Histoplasmosis?

Q. How does Histoplasmosis spread?

Q. What diseases does Histoplasma cause?

Q. What are endemic locations of Blastomycosis?

Q. What diseases are caused by Blastomycosis?

Q. What is characteristic feature of blastomycosis?

Answers:

Q. What are Endemic Locations of Histoplasma?

Mississippi and Ohio River valleys

Q. What are diagnostic Features of Histoplasmosis?

Macrophage filled with Histoplasma (smaller than RBCs)

Q. How does Histoplasmosis spread?

Bird and Bat droppings

Q. What diseases does Histoplasma cause?

Pneumonia

Q. What are endemic locations of Blastomycosis?

States east of Mississippi River and Central America.

Q. What diseases are caused by Blastomycosis?

Causes inflammatory lung disease and can disseminate to skin and bone. Forms granulomatous nodules.

Q. What is characteristic feature of blastomycosis?

Broad based Budding (size same as RBCs)

 

 
 
 

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