A. Please explain to me what Mucor is and how a patient is likely to become infected with Mucor. Also describe the pathophysiologic progression of the infection into pneumonia and at least two medical/nursing interventions that would be helpful in treating the patient.
B. What medications and medical treatments are likely to be prescribed by the attending physician on this case? Please list at least three medications and three treatments. Provide rationale for each of the medications and treatments suggested.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 4:55 am ad1c9bdddf
A. In general, Mucor, is actually a form of mold that is found in a variety of different areas that are usually warm and moist, the combination of warmth and moisture creates an environmental condition in which this form of fungal mold can grow quite rapidly. One of the most common places for this type of fungi to be found is on vegetation or fruit that has begun to decay, due to the fact that this rotting vegetative matter provides this form of fungi with moisture, and a source of food. These mold/fungi are also found on soil, especially when there are damp conditions, such as after rain in the spring and summer, as well as in tropical areas in which the temperature remains warm, ...
Please answer the following questions on FUNGI (attached).
1- Do the hyphae of zygomycetes contain cross walls (sept)?
2- How would you describe the hyphae of Zygomycetes?
1- Describe the hyphae of pezira
2- Are ascospores the result of asexual or sexual reproduction?
1- Describe the hyphae of basidiomycetes
2- Are basidiospores the result of asexual or sexual reproduction
3- In general terms, compare asci and basidia with respect to the roles of meiosis and mitosis in their development
1- Why are these fungi referred to as imperfect fungi?
2- Penicillium roqueforti (the blue mold that favors Roquefort and blue cheese) is an ascospore producing fungus. In what division would you place P. roqueforti ?
1- If both organisms are presumed to benefit, what type of symbiotic relationship exists in lichens between the fungus and the alga (or the cyanobacterium)?
2- How would your answer to question #1 be affected if you consider that the algae of some lichens can live alone, whereas the fungi of those lichens can not survive alone?
3- Why may the term controlled parasitism be a better description of therelationship between the fungus and alga (or cyanobacterium)?
4- Identify a-f as one of the following groups of fungi: Aygomycota, Basidiomycota, Ascomycota, or Deuteromycota.
a. reproduce sexually by asci
b. eukaryotic cells
d. reproduce asexually by conidia
e. hyphae lack cross walls
f. four basidiospores per basidium