Candida parapsilosis: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Candida parapsilosis: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Introduction Candida parapsilosis is a species of yeast or fungus that is commonly found in the environment and can also be a commensal organism in the human body. It is a member of the Candida genus, which includes several species of yeast that can cause …

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Epidermophyton floccosum: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Introduction Epidermophyton floccosum is a dermatophyte fungus belonging to the group of fungi responsible for causing superficial fungal infections in humans and animals. Dermatophytes are known for their ability to infect the skin, hair, and nails, causing conditions collectively referred to as dermatophytosis or ringworm …

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Scopulariopsis: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Chains of single-celled conidia and conidiophores(annellides) of Scopulariopsis in LPCB Tease mount of culture microscopy

Introduction Scopulariopsis is a genus of filamentous fungi belonging to the class Ascomycota. It is a widespread and diverse group of fungi found in various environmental niches. Scopulariopsis species (they) are commonly present in soil, decaying organic matter, and indoor environments. The name “Scopulariopsis” is …

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Candida krusei: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Colony morphology of Candida krusei on SDA plate

Introduction Candida krusei is a species of yeast that belongs to the Candida genus. It is an opportunistic fungal pathogen known to cause infections in humans, particularly those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions. C. krusei is an important member of the Candida …

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Candida parapsilosis: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Candida parapsilosis growth on Candida CHROMagar

Introduction Candida parapsilosis is a species of yeast that belongs to the Candida genus, which includes various fungi commonly found in the environment and on the human body. Candida species are part of the normal human microbiota, residing on the skin, mucous membranes, and gastrointestinal …

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Candida tropicalis: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Various Candida species grew on Candida CHROMAgar -Candida albicans (green), Candida tropicalis (cream-colored to light pink colonies), Candida glabrata (purple to lavender-color), Candida krusei(dark blue to mauve colonies), and Candida parapsilosis (cream-colored) as shown in the figure.

Introduction Candida tropicalis is a species of yeast, belonging to the Candida genus, commonly found in the environment and on the human body as part of the normal microbial flora. Similar to other Candida species, it can exist as a commensal organism, coexisting harmlessly with …

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Candida glabrata: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Yeast cells and hyphae of Candida glabrata in Giemsa stained smear of sputum microscopy at a magnification of 1000X

Introduction Candida glabrata is a species of yeast, specifically a type of fungus, that belongs to the Candida genus. It is commonly found in the environment and is also part of the normal microbial flora on the skin and mucous membranes of humans. While it …

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Scedosporium: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Scedosporium colony morphology on Sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA) of clinical specimen, pus culture

Introduction Scedosporium is a genus of fungi that belongs to the phylum Ascomycota. It is a medically important group of molds known for their ability to cause a wide range of infections in humans. The genus was first described in 1913 by Paul Vuillemin and …

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