Respiratory Mycoses

32 Questions | Total Attempts: 53

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Respiratory Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Aspergillus fumigatus is the most common isolate found in dogs with rhinosinusitis?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    This organism causes serosanguinous to hemorrhagic nasal discharge in horses and can cause fatal hemorrhage if not caught early enough
  • 3. 
    Aspergillus spp. found in gutteral pouches tend to grow in proximity with blood vessels because of the high oxygen content.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which signs correspond with Aspergillosis in a dog?
    • A. 

      Epistaxis

    • B. 

      Ulceration of external nares

    • C. 

      Cough

    • D. 

      Destruction of turbinate bones

    • E. 

      Foul odor

  • 5. 
    Owners in good healthy should be cautioned about the possibility of acquiring Aspergillus from their dog.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    This fungus is found commonly in cats and can result in nasal deformities.
  • 7. 
    Which of the following are reservoirs for Cryptococcus neoformans?
    • A. 

      Cow manure

    • B. 

      Pigeon poop

    • C. 

      Soil

    • D. 

      Stagnant water

  • 8. 
    Cryptococcosis in dogs manifests more often as the disseminated and CNS form, giving it a poor prognosis of recovery?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    How is Cryptococcus  infection obtained?
    • A. 

      Inhalation of encapsulated spores

    • B. 

      Ingestion of spores

    • C. 

      Inhalation of unencapsulated spores

  • 10. 
    India ink preparation is used to identify which fungal organism?
    • A. 

      Coccidioides immitis

    • B. 

      Cryptococcus neoformans

    • C. 

      Aspergillus fumigatus

    • D. 

      Histoplasma capsulatum

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Cryptococcus neoformans has a very high zoonotic potential.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Histoplasma capsulatum infection is acquired how?
    • A. 

      Inhalation of microconidia

    • B. 

      Inhalation of arthroconidia

    • C. 

      Ingestion of infected tissues

    • D. 

      Inhalation of yeast

  • 13. 
    Histoplasma yeast phase replicates in which which cell type?
  • 14. 
    Histoplasma lesions are usually granulomatous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A fellow vet student suggests that you both start spelunking to collect bat guano to sell to organic farms because then you could pay off student loans faster. Didn't you learn in infectious that Histoplasma lives in soil with bat guano?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Resolution of Histoplasma infection is based on cell mediated immunity because antibodies are not protective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    _____ is a common finding in dogs with Histoplasmosis.
  • 18. 
    Which drug is used to treat Histoplasmosis?
    • A. 

      Long term Azoles

    • B. 

      Griseofulvin

    • C. 

      Tough Actin' Tinactin

  • 19. 
    Histoplasma is a zoonotic disease?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A _____ prognosis is common in disseminated Histoplasmosis
  • 21. 
    What is the etiologic agent of Blastomycosis?
    • A. 

      Blastomyces dermatitidis

    • B. 

      Blastomyces immitis

    • C. 

      Blastomyces blastorum

  • 22. 
    Inhalation of ______ from the environment is how Blastomycosis is obtained.
  • 23. 
    Characteristic lesions of Blastomycosis are ______________
  • 24. 
    Which organism is known for having wide based, heavily walled buds?
    • A. 

      Coccidioides immitis

    • B. 

      Blastomyces dermatitadis

    • C. 

      Histoplasma capsulatum

  • 25. 
    Blastomycosis can disseminate to which tissues?
    • A. 

      Eyes

    • B. 

      Joints

    • C. 

      Bones

    • D. 

      CNS

    • E. 

      Muscle

    • F. 

      It doesn't disseminate