Mycology

Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis

Micheli (1729) identified the genus Aspergillus, naming it after the perforated globe used to shower holy water during Catholic religious’ rites (aspergus te). Aspergillosis is an opportunistic invasive mycosis caused by hyaline molds of the genus Aspergillus (A.fumigatus, A.flavus, A.terreus, A.niger) and, less commonly, other Aspergillus species. Aspergillosis has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations,…

Germ tube test

Germ tube test

Introduction The germ tube test for identifying yeasts is probably the most important and easiest test to perform. The germ tube test offers one of the quickest approaches to presumptive identification of C. albicans and C. dubliniensis. The yeasts recovered from clinical specimens are approximately 75 % C. albicans and germ tube tests usually provide…

Mycoses

Mycoses

Fungi-caused infections are called mycoses or mycosis (singular). Despite the fact that there are thousands of fungal species in the world, only a small percentage of them cause disease in humans. Superficial, Cutaneous, Subcutaneous, Systemic, and Opportunistic mycoses are the five types of mycoses classified by the type of infectious tissue found in the host….