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Microbiology - Mycoctic diseases

Please help address the following problems.

1- List the regions of the human body where mycotic diseases can be observed.

2- Explain why fungi are characterized as being either saprophytic or parasitic. How does the fungi benefit by being saprophytic or parasitic?

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1- List the regions of the human body where mycotic diseases can be observed.

Regions of the body:

All layers of skin, muscles, lung tissue.
Very often mycotic infections start off in lung tissue and the superficial layers of the skin where they first make contact with the host organism. Deeper epidermic infections, and ones reaching the muscles are often the result of untreated initial infections, although there are fungi that enter through the superficial layers and take residence in deeper layers before any signs and symptoms emerge.

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The following posting discusses mycotic diseases. The concepts covered in this post include regions of the human body where they can be observed and how fungi benefit.

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