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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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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:confused::confused:......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:confused::confused:......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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FA 2016, on p137 it says it IS dimorphic

hello guys
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?
:confused::confused::confused:
so yes, it is dimorphic
 
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