Thursday, November 10, 2011


Q. describe the fungus appearance in histopathology.
A. hyphae, fungus (not yeast), fungal spores.

Q. how would you treat this infection? include both surgical & medical treatments
A. surgically debride the lesion & use an antifungal eg. itraconazole

*background story: an entire exam section on diagnosing skin diseases was based on infectious agents which were covered in the previous semester's lectures & involving unusual and rare diseases.
also, another section seemed like it just asked the same question four times in slightly different ways. who made this exam.

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