Fungi 3- Coccidioidomycosis & Paracoccidioidomycosis

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Questions:

Q. What are endemic locations of Coccidioidomycosis?

Q. What diseases are caused by Coccidioidomycosis?

Q. When does infection rate of Coccidioidomycosis increase?

Q. What are characteristic features of Coccidioidomycosis?

Q. What are endemic locations of Paracoccidioidomycosis?

Q. What are characteristic features of Paracoccidioidomycosis?

Answers:

Q. What are endemic locations of Coccidioidomycosis?

Southwestern United States, California.

Q. What diseases are caused by Coccidioidomycosis?

  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis

Q. When does infection rate of Coccidioidomycosis increase?

After Earthquakes

Q. What are characteristic features of Coccidioidomycosis?

Spherule filled with endospores (much larger than RBCs)

Q. What are endemic locations of Paracoccidioidomycosis?

Latin America

Q. What are characteristic features of Paracoccidioidomycosis?

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