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When fungi cause systemic diseases, are they always in the yeast form? What about when they are involved in superifical skin infections? Can we make any generalizations here?
 

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For the most part, fungi are in the yeast form when they are disease causing. More specifically, most of the pathogenic fungi are dimorphs and are yeast at body temp but molds at room temp. One exception to the rule is aspergillus which does not have a yeast form. It is pathogenic as a mold.
 
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