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Tag Archives: Mycology
Biofilms are arguably the most common state of microbial growth found in nature and in patients infected with pathogenic organisms. A feature of prokaryotic and eukaryotic biofilms is their production of an extracellular matrix. The matrix provides a protective environment … Continue reading
Humans are covered from head-to-toe with Malassezia. Continue reading
Coming soon to a scalp near you: the dandruffome. Continue reading
The distance between commensalism and pathogenesis in fungi is surprisingly small. 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