Rare Fungal Infection Studies

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Pathogens".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 131

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Interests: infectious disease; myeloid cells; C-type lectins; innate recognition; medical mycology
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Dear Colleagues,

Fungal infections cause thousands of deaths every year and are only increasing as immunocompromised populations rise due to increased use of immunosuppressing medical interventions. Current anti-fungal therapies exist but are limited in their approach as anti-fungal resistance increases. Furthermore, as global climate change continues, it is predicted that fungal pathogens normally restricted to more temperate or tropical environments may spread as the planet temperature rises. Well known pathogenic fungal infections (i.e Cryptococcosis, Invasive Aspergillosis, Candidiasis) are known to cause severe infection and comprise a large proportion of fungal research. However, rarer fungal infections (Murcormycosis, Invasive Trichosporonosis, Fusarium keratitis, Coccidioidomycosis) also cause severe disease and mortality in both immunocompromised and competent populations with equally limited treatment. As these fungal pathogens are rarer, the scope of their research is underdeveloped yet equally important as anti-fungal resistance and ability to propagate in new environments continues.

For this special issue, we invite you to submit original or review articles on rare fungal infection research, hospital cases and clinical report studies.

Dr. Rebecca A. Drummond
Guest Editor

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  • rare
  • fungal infections
  • fungal pathogenesis
  • anti-fungal therapies
  • fungal case study
  • hospital report

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