Mycology In recent years there has been an increasing incidence of mycoses and diseases caused by fungi. This increase is largely due to the widespread use of antibiotic, immunosuppressive, corticosteroid, and cytotoxic drugs. Because of this increased incidence of mycoses, a need for laboratory specialists to learn about and to identify medically important fungi is […]
Infections caused by fungi have recently attracted the attention of both clinicians and basic researchers given the heavy burden they represent for any health system. The mortality and morbidity rates associated to mycosis are progressively rising simply because some of these diseases are still neglected by health-care workers and due to the changing sensitivity to […]
Part of the Oxford Textbook in Infectious Disease and Microbiology series, this comprehensive reference unites the science and medicine of human fungal disease. Written by a leading group of international authors, topics include recent developments in taxonomy, fungal genetics and other “omics”, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and immunology.
Mycotic diseases are gaining importance because of the increase in opportunistic fungal infections in patients whose immune systems are compromised. The identification of fungi isolated from clinical material has posed a variety of problems to many laboratories because of lack of expertise and experience, especially in the identification of recently emerged rare fungi that had […]