Part V


Chapter 50 Laboratory Methods in Basic Mycology, 629

Overview of Clinical Mycology, 629

General Features of the Fungi, 629 Taxonomy of the Fungi, 632 Practical Classification of the Fungi, 634

Virulence Factors of the Medically Important Fungi, 636 General Considerations for the Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, 642

Extent of Identification of Fungi Recovered from Clinical Specimens, 645 General Considerations for the Identification of Molds, 653 General Morphologic Features of the Molds, 657

Hyaline, Pauciseptate Molds: The Zygomycetes, 660 Hyaline, Septate, Monomorphic Molds: The Dermatophytes, 662 Hyaline, Septate, Monomorphic Molds: The Opportunistic Mycoses, 669

Hyaline, Septate, Dimorphic Molds: Systemic Mycoses, 674 Septate, Dematiaceous Molds, 683 Pneumocystis jiroveci (an Atypical Fungus), 695

The Yeasts, 696 Commercially Available Yeast identification Systems, 702

Conventional Yeast Identification Methods, 703

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Therapy, 704 Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, 709

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