Duane R. Hospenthal, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Duane R. Hospenthal

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Agents of Mycetoma

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Mycetoma may be caused by filamentous bacteria (actinomycotic mycetoma or actinomycetoma) or fungi (eumycotic mycetoma or eumycetoma). The most common bacterial causes are Nocardia brasiliensis, Actinomadurae madurae, Streptomyces somaliensis, and Actinomadura pelletieria. The most common fungal causes are Madurella mycetomatis, Madurella grisea, and Scedosporium…

Chromoblastomycosis

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Chromoblastomycosis is a disease caused by one of a group of dark-walled fungi (phaeohyphomycetes). The most common etiologic agent is Fonsecaea pedrosoi. Other fungi that cause this disease include Cladophialophora carrionii, Phialophora verrucosa, and Rhinocladiella aquaspersa. What is the best treatment? There is no…

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