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Fungal Pathogen Pronunciation Station

It is difficult for students not familiar with the names of the various fungi to pronounce the genus and species names. This sound station contains links to sound files of these fungal names. There are other ways to pronounce these fungi. This is the way I pronounce them when teaching our medical students at ATSU/KCOM. However, if my pronunciation is incorrect I would like to know. Email me (nchamberlain@atsu.edu) and tell me how you pronounce the following fungal names. The volume of some of the sound files maybe low. Please turn up your speakers and try the sound file again if you don't hear anything.
 
Fungus Disease Fungus disease
Superficial Mycoses
Malassezia furfur Pityriasis versicolor Exophiala werneckii Tinea nigra
Piedraia hortae Black piedra Trichosporon asahii formerly Trichosporon beigelii White peidra
Microsporum canis Dermatophyte (Tinea capitis) Trichophyton rubrum Dermatophyte (Tinea cruris, Tinea pedis, Tinea unguium)
Epidermophyton floccosum Dermatophyte (Tinea cruris, Tinea pedis) Trichophyton mentagrophytes Dermatophyte (Tinea pedis)
Trichophyton verrucosum Dermatophyte (Tinea barbae)
Subcutaneous Mycoses
Sporothrix schenckii Sporotrichosis or Rose handler's disease Fonsecaea sp., Cladosporum sp., Phialophora sp. Chromoblastomycosis
Rhinosporidium seeberi Rhinosporidiosis Loboa loboi Lobomycosis
Systemic Mycoses
Histoplasma capsulatum Histoplasmosis Blastomyces dermatitidis Blastomycosis
Coccidioides immitis Coccidioidomycosis Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Paracoccidioidomycosis
Opportunistic Mycoses
Candida albicans Candidiasis Cryptococcus neoformans Cryptococcosis
Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus niger Aspergillosis Rhizopus sp., Absidia sp., Mucor sp. Zygomycosis or Mucormycosis
Fusarium sp., Scedosporium sp., Penicillium sp. Hyalohyphomycosis Pneumocystis jiroveci* (yee row vet zee) formerly Pneumocystis carinii PCP- Pneumocystis pneumonia

* Named in honor of the Czech parasitologist Otto Jirovec, who described the microbe in humans (Frenkel JK. Pneumocystis pneumonia, an immunodeficiency-dependent disease (IDD): a critical historical overview. J Eukaryot Microbiol 1999;46:89S92S.)

The sound files on this page were created by Neal R. Chamberlain, Ph.D., and are free to use for educational purposes only.
Comments or questions can be emailed to: nchamberlain@atsu.edu
Copyright © 2005, Neal R. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
(Last Revised 2/2/07)

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