Which of the following groups of fungi is most likely to cause granulomas? (AIIMS Nov 2012)
|A||Aspergillus, Coccidioides, Cryptococcus|
|B||Epidermophyton, Blastomyces, Trichophyton|
|C||Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Microsporum|
|D||Coccidioides, Blastomyces, Histoplasma|
a. Granuloma formation occurs in response to infection with many fungi.
b. This cell-mediated immune response is seen in coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis, as well as in several others like paracoccidioidomycosis and penicilliosis marneffei.
Penicillium marneffei is and opportunistic pathogen; growth is associated with red pigment; face transition is seen therefore it is a DYMORPHIC FUNGUS.