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1

What bug causes Tinea versicolor?

Malassezia furfur

2

What does M. furfur produce? What is damaged?

acids that damage melanocytes

3

What is the appearance of M. furfur?

spaghetti and meatballs

4

Which fungi can cause endocarditis in IV drug users?

Candida

5

What is the most specific test for H. capsulatum? What does this detect?

latex agglutination

polysaccharide capsule

6

Which two groups of people can mucor and rhizopus be found?

diabetics and leukemic

7

What do mucor and rhizopus penetrate?

Cribriform plate

8

Does aspergillus have septate?

yes

9

Do mucor and rhizopus have septate?

no

10

What is the treatment for mucor and rhizopus?

amphotericin B

11

What type of silver stain can be used for Pneumocystis?

Methamine silver

12

Two drugs for pneumocystis?

TMP/SMX

Pentamadine

13

How many nuclei are in E. histolytica?

up to four

14

Drug for C. parvum?

Nitazoxanide

15

Two drugs for toxo?

Sulfadiazine

pyrimethamine

16

Which bug carries African Sleeping Sickness?

Tsetse fly

17

Two drugs for T. brucei?

Suramin and melosoprol

18

When is suramin used for T. brucei?

blood borne

19

When is melosoprol used for T. bruce?

enters CNS

20

What is pork tapeworm?

Taenia solium

21

What is beef tapeworm?

Taenia saginata

22

What is dog tapeworm?

Echinococcus granulosum

23

What is fish tapeworm?

Diphyllobothrium latum

24

What is the lung fluke?

Paragmonius westermani

25

Which species causes cerebral malaria?

falciparum

26

Anti-malarial drug therapy begins with what drug?

Chloroquine

27

What is the MOA of chloroquine?

blocks heme polymerase

28

Two drugs for chloroquine malaria?

mefloquine

atovoquone/proguanil

29

Drug for life threatening malaria?

quinidine

30

Check for what before administering quinidine?

G6PDase Deficiency