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Infections caused by the genus Fusarium have emerged over the past decades and range from onychomycosis and keratitis in healthy individuals to deep and disseminated infections with high mortality rates in immune-compromised patients. As antifungal susceptibility can differ between the different...
The onset of a pulmonary infiltrate in a solid organ transplant (SOT) recipient is both a challenging diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We outline the potential aetiologies of a pulmonary infiltrate in a SOT recipient, with particular attention paid to fungal pathogens. A diagnostic and...
Sand serves as a reservoir for potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Children, a high-risk group, can acquire infections from sand in sandboxes, recreational areas, and beaches. This paper reviews the microbes in sands, with an emphasis on fungi. Recreational areas and beach sands have been...
Dermatophytes are amongst the most common fungal agents causing superficial skin infections. The epidemiology of dermatophytosis has changed during the last century under the influence of socioeconomic factors, modern life, intensification of travel, migration of populations from the southern to...
Invasive fungal diseases (IFDs) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in immunocompromised patients. Prompt antifungal therapy is essential for favorable outcomes, but clinical signs and symptoms are nonspecific and mycologic confirmation is often not possible....
Various case reports have been published regarding the incidence of hepatotoxicity and the triazoles. To date, of the more commonly used triazoles, voriconazole has been liked to the highest incidence of transaminase elevations followed by posaconazole, fluconazole, and itraconazole,...
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