Special Issue "Antifungal Resistance: Current Trends and Future Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 1173
2. Hospital Pharmacy, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: antimicrobial resistance in nosocomial clinical microorganisms; infection; antimicrobial activity; essential oils; biofilm; biomaterials; ocular infections; orthopeadics infections
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For decades, fungal infections have been a difficult health condition to treat. This can be attributed to the narrow spectrum and high toxicity of clinically used antifungals, the long duration of treatment, and the high emergence of resistance towards available agents. The severity of fungal infections was brought to light during the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, in the form of life-threatening secondary infections in intensive care units. Candida, Cryptococcus, and Aspergillus are the most common causative organisms of life-threatening human fungal infections. Candida auris is a multidrug resistant fungus. Lomentospora prolificans has intrinsic resistance to all clinically used antifungals. Aspergillus fumigatus is becoming more resistant to treatment, making it more difficult to treat aspergillosis, with the mortality rate reaching 100% in some cases. Early diagnosis and treatment of fungal meningitis and chronic pulmonary aspergillosis can save millions of lives worldwide. Fungal infections have become a silent crisis, and immediate efforts are needed before it is too late. In this Special Issue, we will highlight current cutting-edge developments in the antifungal pipeline.
For this Special Issue, we invite you to submit original or review articles on new antifungal molecules, formulations, resistances, or studies.
Dr. Matthew Donadu
Dr. Basem Battah
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- new molecules
- molecular resistance