Fast Five Quiz: Fungal Infection Management

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

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April 17, 2020

Fungi are naturally occurring and ubiquitous eukaryotic organisms that can sometimes cause infections in humans through primary contact (such as inhalation of fungal spores, leading to localized pneumonia) or, more commonly, via opportunistic infections in individuals who are immunocompromised (those with AIDS; azotemia; diabetes mellitus; lymphoma, leukemia, or other hematologic cancers; and burns). If clinicians suspect fungal infection, they should obtain clinical information, such as recent exposure to animals, area of residence, travel history, and immune status when making a diagnosis. Treatment for fungal infections mainly focuses on hastening the resolution with topical or systemic antifungal drugs.

How much do you know about the management of fungal infections? Test your knowledge with this fast quiz.

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