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Emergent fungal pathogens: epidemiology and diagnosis

Abstract

Fungal infections have been one of the main factors of morbidity and death in patients with various diseases. During the last years great progresses were obtained in the treatment of immunossupressed patients and the proportion of patients with complete cure and survival have been increased. Many oportunistic fungal infections are caused mainly by Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus. However, an increased number of pathogenic fungi such as C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. glabrata, Trichosporon spp., Sporothrix schenckii, Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis have been observed. In order to reach knowledgements that may aid the patients, epidemiological, antigenic aspects and improvement of the mycological diagnosis will be studied. (AU)

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CORDEIRO, ROSSANA DE AGUIAR; NOGUEIRA BRILHANTE, RAIMUNDA SAMIA; GADELHA ROCHA, MARCOS FABIO; BANDEIRA, SILVIANE PRACIANO; BEZERRA FECHINE, MARIA AUXILIADORA; DE CAMARGO, ZOILO PIRES; COSTA SIDRIM, JOSE JULIO. Twelve years of coccidioidomycosis in Ceara State, Northeast Brazil: epidemiologic and diagnostic aspects. DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE, v. 66, n. 1, p. 65-72, JAN 2010. Web of Science Citations: 21.
CORDEIRO, ROSSANA DE AGUIAR; BEZERRA FECHINE, MARIA AUXILIADORA; NOGUEIRA BRILHANTE, RAIMUNDA SAMIA; GADELHA ROCHA, MARCOS FABIO; FREIRE DA COSTA, ANA KAROLINE; TIEMI DIAS NAGAO, MARIA APARECIDA; DE CAMARGO, ZOILO PIRES; COSTA SIDRIM, JOSE JULIO. Serologic Detection of Coccidioidomycosis Antibodies in Northeast Brazil. Mycopathologia, v. 167, n. 4, p. 187-190, APR 2009. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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