Infected tissues demonstrating budding fungal cells are seen in which of the following?
|A||Aspergillosis, mucormycosis, and mycetoma|
|B||Blastomycosis, Paracoccidioides, and dermatophytosis|
|C||Candidiasis, cryptococcosis, and sporotrichosis|
|D||Coccidioidomycosis, chromomycosis, and aspergillosis|
a. C. neoformans causes cryptococcosis, especially crypto coccal meningitis.
b. The organisms can be seen in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in India ink preparations as an oval budding yeast surrounded by a wide, unstained polysaccharide capsule.
c. C. albicans, the most important species of Candida, causes thrush and vaginitis, as well as other diseases.
d. It may appear in tissue as a budding yeast or as elongated pseudohypha (non septate).
e. S. schenckii is a dimorphic fungus that appears as round or cigar- shaped budding yeasts in tissue.
f. It causes a local pustule or ulcer that may become chronic.