Special Issue "Clinical Fungal Infections"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 69

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Anamélia Lorenzetti Bocca
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Guest Editor
Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
Interests: innate immunity; fungal infections

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Human clinical fungal infections are caused by a wide range of fungi, which can be both primary and opportunistic pathogens. These infections can affect a wide range of individuals. However, these fungi are more likely to cause severe disease in people with weakened immune systems. Fungal infections that are not life-threatening, such as skin, nail, or vaginal yeast infections, are common. Some infections can be more severe as systemic mycosis. Common clinical fungal infections include candidiasis, aspergillosis, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and blastomycosis. Recently, some opportunistic fungal infections have occurred concomitantly with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The increasing incidence of fungal infections, the modulation of the host immune response, and the rise in drug resistance to currently used clinical and environmental antifungals challenge our public health systems. We, therefore, propose this Special Issue with a specific focus on new advances in the field.

We look forward to your valuable contributions to this Special Issue.  

Prof. Dr. Anamélia Lorenzetti Bocca
Guest Editor

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  • fungal infections
  • invasive fungal infections
  • human fungal infections
  • clinical fungal infections
  • primary and opportunistic pathogens

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