Human Fungal Pathogens

Human Fungal Pathogens

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Whereas plant and insect infections are commonly caused by fungi, only a small minority of the vast diversity of fungal species is pathogenic to humans. Despite this, fungal infections cause considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. This volume is dedicated to the biology, clinical presentation and management of invasive fungal infections. Major pathogenic fungi are introduced by world-leading experts and the basic principles of fungal virulence are reviewed in the light of new results and experimental technologies that offer unprecedented insights into invasive infections caused by Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, Pneumocystis and Mucorales. In parallel, the clinical presentation of invasive fungal infections and current approaches to their diagnosis and treatment are summarized to provide an overview of human pathogenic fungi, linking pathogen biology to the clinical presentation of disease.J Infect Dis 203:1333a€“1336 Churukian CJ, Schenk EA (1977) Rapid Grocotta#39;s methenamine silver nitrate method for fungi and ... J Clin Microbiol 35:3086a€“ 3091 Hauser PM, Blanc DS, Bille J, Francioli P (1998a) Typing methods to approachanbsp;...


Title:Human Fungal Pathogens
Author: Oliver Kurzai
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-29
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