Clinical Mycology

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In recent years there has been an increasing incidence of mycoses, diseases caused by fungi. This increase is largely due to the widespread use of antibiotic, immunosuppressive, corticosteroid, and cytotoxic drugs. Because of this increased incidence of mycoses, a need for laboratory specialists to learn about and to medically important fungi is greater than ever.

These lessons discusses important topics such as procedures for the collection and processing of mycologic specimens, media and equipment, taxonomy and characteristics of important fungi, and techniques for the culture identification of fungal pathogens.

Here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you in completing these lessons:

  • Read and study each lesson carefully.
  • Complete the course lesson by lesson. After completing each lesson, work the exercises at the end of the lesson
  • After completing each set of lesson exercises, compare your answers with those on the solution sheet that follows the exercises. If you have answered an exercise incorrectly, check the reference cited after the answer on the solution sheet to determine why your response was not the correct one.

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Lesson 1. Introduction to Medical Mycology

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Lesson 2. Collection and Processing Procedures for Mycological Studies

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Lesson 3. Saprophytic Fungi

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Lesson 4. Yeasts of Medical Importance

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Lesson 5. Cutaneous Fungi

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Lesson 6. Subcutaneous Fungi

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Lesson 7. Systemic Mycoses

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Lesson 8. Mycological Procedures

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Lesson 9. Media and Reagents

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Lesson 10. Maintaining Stock Cultures

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Lesson 11. Commercial Kits

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Glossary of Terms

 

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015