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Tag Archives: Fungi
The distance between commensalism and pathogenesis in fungi is surprisingly small. Continue reading
The diversity of fungal spores in air is vast, but research on asthma focuses on a handful of easily identified, culturable species. Continue reading
A couple of recent articles about fungal infection. Continue reading
The ability of pathogenic microorganisms to assimilate nutrients from their host environment is one of the most fundamental aspects of infection. Continue reading
Pneumocystis is an unusual fungus that is an opportunistic pathogen, causing an asymptomatic or mild infection in the normal host but pneumonia (PcP) in immunocompromised hosts. Untreated, the mortality rate from PcP approaches 100%. Even with treatment, mortality rates approach … Continue reading
Invasive fungal infections are devastating. Despite state-of-the-art antifungal therapy, the mortality rates for invasive infections with the three most common species of human fungal pathogens are Candida albicans, 20%–40%; Aspergillus fumigatus, 50%–90%; and Cryptococcus neoformans, 20%–70%. Although invasive fungal infections … Continue reading