MMB 2473 : MEDICAL MYCOLOGY Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2016/2017
FOURTH YEAR FIRST SEMESTER SPECIAL/SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
MMB 2473 : MEDICAL MYCOLOGY

DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS:
ANSWER QUESTION ONE [COMPULSORY] AND ANY OTHER TWO QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
(a) Briefly describe the use of the following diagnostic tools in medical mycology:
(i) Wood’s lamp [3 marks]
(ii) Endotracheal tube [3 marks]
(b) Distinguish between the following diseases:
(i) Onchomycosis and cryptococcosis [3 marks]
(ii) Alflaspergillosis and aflatoxicosis [3 marks]
(c) Briefly explain any four visulence factors for fungal pathogenesis [3 marks]
(d) Compare folliculitis and piedya infections [3 marks]
(e) With examples briefly describe application of molecular and immunological as medical mycology diagnostic tools [6 mark]
(f) Compare Rhinosporidiosis and Penicillosis [6 marks]

QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
Discuss the clinical manifestations and diagnosis of candidiasis

QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
Discuss the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and epidemiology of lobomycosis

QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
Discuss the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and epidemiology of zygomycosis

 

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