systemic mycosis


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SYSTEMIC MYCOSIS: Cryptococcosis of lung; arrows indicate fungus (orig. mag. ×450)

systemic mycosis

Any of a group of deep fungus infections involving various bodily systems or regions. Included in this group are aspergillosis, blastomycosis, chromoblastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, geotrichosis, histoplasmosis, maduromycosis, moniliasis, mucormycosis, nocardiosis, penicilliosis, rhinosporidiosis, and sporotrichosis. See: illustration
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Clinical records of patients with both diagnoses: systemic mycosis and clinical and microbiological diagnosis of TB, from January 1999 to January 2004 in the "Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Ruiz y Paez" (CHURP), the reference hospital for Bolivar state, Venezuela, were reviewed.
Association of pulmonary TB with endemic systemic mycosis is not unusual in our environment and therefore it should be systematically searched using different methods.
Systemic mycosis in three dogs from nonendemic regions.
To the Editor: Cryptococcosis is a systemic mycosis most commonly caused by 2 species of encapsulated yeast: Cryptococcus neoformans and C.
(28) Candida requires a pH of 7.4 (slightly alkaline) for optimal growth and can be completely inhibited at a pH of 4.5 (fairly acidic) (32) and "is now the fourth most prevalent organism found in bloodstream infections." (5) It can be a superficial, mucocutaneous, or systemic mycosis. Infection by any of the species of Candida is nearly always preceded by a compromise of the host defense mechanisms, (1,5) such as a selective defect in the functioning of T lymphocytes.
To the Editor: Paracoccidioidomycosis, a systemic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, is endemic to rural areas of LatinAmerica (1).

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