Special Issue "Fungal Infections: New Challenges and Opportunities, 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Pathogenesis and Disease Control".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 180

Special Issue Editors

Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: biofilm; Candida; MRSA; virulence; resistance; farnesol; photodynamic inactivation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Invasive and superficial fungal infections result in a noteworthy global rate of morbidity and mortality. It is recognized that the pathogenicity of fungal species is closely related to the general host immunity state. Indeed, this occurs very commonly as a consequence of other health problems, such as cancer, HIV, denture wearing, tobacco smoking, chemo, and corticosteroid therapies. The quick identification and detection of the fungal species involved in infections is crucial to apply an effective treatment. Additionally, in recent decades, antifungal drug resistance has been growing fast. Taking into consideration the increasing number of fungal species and strains with elevated antifungal drug resistance, it is quite important to search for effective alternative therapies to the current antifungal agents (e.g., natural and synthetic compounds, photodynamic therapy).

This SI intents to present new data on fungal infections, fungal biofilms, novel treatments, and innovative and quick methods (e.g., microfluidic devices, molecular techniques) to identify fungal pathogens. Original articles, case studies, and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Célia F. Rodrigues
Dr. Lucia Černáková
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fungi
  • infection
  • antifungal resistance
  • Candida spp.
  • Aspergillus spp.
  • co-infection
  • detection method
  • identification
  • alternative treatment
  • virulence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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