Special Issue "Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis 2.0"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 1837
Interests: chronic pulmonary aspergillosis; clinical trials; antifungal agents; pathogenesis; immunotherapy; invasive aspergillosis
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Special Issue in Journal of Fungi: Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is an increasingly recognised entity in patients without the classical risk factors for invasive fungal disease. It mainly complicates previously treated tuberculosis (TB) and COPD. Due to the numbers of people with these conditions, the global burden of CPA is significant, particularly in low-resource settings. Despite the obvious global health implications, surprisingly little is known about the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of the disease. Some evidence of the presence of subtle immune defects or a genetic susceptibility to CPA has emerged. Diagnosis relies on a combination of radiological and microbiological features and clinician expertise; better validation of diagnostic tests is required. Finally, treating this disease is extremely challenging because long-term treatment is needed and there is only one class of oral agents (i.e., the azoles), and resistance develops promptly, especially in patients with extensive disease and aspergillomas. An individualised, host-targeted approach is most beneficial.
I am pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript to a Special Issue of Journal of Fungi dedicated to CPA. We welcome reviews and original research on host pathogenesis, mycological aspects, diagnostic challenges, and management issues in high- and low-resource settings.
Dr. Chris Kosmidis
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