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immunocompromised hosts

1.Why are immunocompromised hosts most likely to get eye infections caused by fungi?

2. What is the importance of running controls along with the experiments?

3. Compare and contrast the microbial destruction ability of moist vs. dry heat. Using Principle of destruction, procedure for destruction, thermal death time, apparatus required, and effectiveness.

4. Explain how the pressure in an autoclave can influence the temperature and therefore the timing of the sterilization process.

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1.Why are immunocompromised hosts most likely to get eye infections caused by fungi?
The immune response is generally very effective at controlling fungal infections, therefore it eliminates pathogenic fungi when the begin to grow in the body and cause disease. However in immunocompromised patients, fungi either from outside the body can colonize, or the low level of fungi that exists as a commensal in the body can outgrow and cause disease, unfettered by the immune response.

2. What is the importance of running controls along with the ...

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Immunocompromised hosts are assessed and described in this solution.

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