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Fungal Infections and Infections Associated with Immunosuppression

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AUTHORS:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Identify infectious presentations of candida species in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts.
  2. Know the geographic distribution and classic presentations of Histoplasma, Coccidioides, and Blastomyces.
  3. Identify patients at risk for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, classic features of its presentation, treatment, and prophylaxis.
  4. Identify features of infection with Aspergillus and appropriate management.
  5. List risk factors for mucormycosis infection, its typical infectious site, and management options.
  6. Recognize common fungal skin infections including dermatomycosis, candidiasis, and sporotrichosis.
  7. Identify indications for antimicrobial prophylaxis in immunocompromised patients.
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Infections
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Chapter
AccessMedicine > Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2019 > Mycotic Infections
Required
Section
AccessMedicine > Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2019 > COMMON PROBLEMS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES > INFECTIONS IN THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT
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Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Candidiasis
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Sherris Medical Microbiology Cases > Case 31 > The Opportunistic Fungi: Candida, Aspergillus, the zygomycetes, and Pneumocystis
Required

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