Special Issue "Ocular Fungal Infections 2.0"

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: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 311

Special Issue Editors

1. School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
2. Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Tecnológica del Perú, Lima, Peru
Interests: public health; epidemiology; infectious diseases; medical mycology; sporotrichosis; Sporothrix; subcutaneous mycoses; implantation mycoses; white piedra
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Departamento de Micología, Servicio de Dermatología. Hospital General de México "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga", Ciudad de México CP 06720, Mexico
Interests: cutaneous mycoses (superficial and deep); opportunistic mycoses and antifungal treatment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungal infections of the eye and ocular adnexa continue to be an important cause of ocular morbidity, particularly in the developing world. These infections have increased in recent decades due to spectrum antibiotic use and the growing number of patients undergoing procedures that lead to immunosuppression, postoperative infection, trauma, and prolonged corticosteroid use. Major pathogenic fungi include Aspergillus, Candida spp., Cryptococcus species, and Coccidioides spp., Fusarium, Penicillium, Pseudallescheria, dimorphic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Sporothrix, and Coccidioides immitis. The diagnosis of ocular fungal infections can be difficult because of nonspecific clinical manifestations. Therefore, understanding ocular fungal infections will improve the clinical outcome of this condition.

For these reasons, this Special Issue aims to collect novel findings, reviews, and expert opinions on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular fungal infections, with a special focus on endophthalmitis, keratitis, orbital infections, systemic infections, and ocular adnexa. Studies covering the epidemiological aspects, clinical findings, laboratorial diagnosis, treatments, antifungal resistance, and new etiological agents as well as case reports are welcome.

Dr. Max Carlos Ramírez-Soto
Prof. Dr. Alexandro Bonifaz
Guest Editors

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  • ocular mycoses
  • ocular fungal infections
  • fungal endophthalmitis
  • fungal keratitis
  • fungal infections of the ocular surface
  • fungal infections of the ocular adnexa

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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