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Question Can candida be called a dimorphic fungi???

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we know the property of dimorphic fungi- mold forms at cooler temp and yeasts at body temp.....!!!!! My question s can candida be a dimorphic fungi since it normally s single cell (yeast) but at 37 C it produces germ tubes, pseudohyphae and true hyphae?
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Dimorphic fungi have different, exclusive forms when in body and outside, but candida can exist in both forms, so its not a dimorphic fungus
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FA 2011 page 158
Candida albicans opportunistic fungal infection.

DIMORPHIC : yeast with pseudohyphae in culture at 20 C and germ tube formation at 37C ( diagnostic).
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I remember while going thru kaplan micro videos, Dr Kim said candida cannot be classified as dimorphic and she gave some reason which i dint understand......so who's right?????? FA or kaplan?
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I remember while going thru kaplan micro videos, Dr Kim said candida cannot be classified as dimorphic and she gave some reason which i dint understand......so who's right?????? FA or kaplan?
doesn't matter.. just know that is an opportunistic systemic fungal infection, know the clinical scenario, and recognize the pseudohypae and germ tubes if they show u the picture, and also know that the germ tube formation at 37C is diagnostic. Also know who can get this infection. Also the treatment. Candida is very easy in step 1 q's.
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Default FA 2016, on p137 it says it IS dimorphic

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we know the property of dimorphic fungi- mold forms at cooler temp and yeasts at body temp.....!!!!! My question s can candida be a dimorphic fungi since it normally s single cell (yeast) but at 37 C it produces germ tubes, pseudohyphae and true hyphae?
so yes, it is dimorphic
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