An Update on Fungal Infections

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 577

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Departamento de Microbiología-Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City 04510, Mexico
Interests: molecular epidemiology; molecular diagnostic; molecular markers; aspergillosis; coccidioidomicosis; dermatophytosis
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Departamento de Microbiología-Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City 04510, Mexico
Interests: molecular epidemiology; molecular diagnostic; molecular markers; aspergillosis; coccidioidomicosis; dermatophytosis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the Guest Editors of the journal Pathogens (ISSN: 2076-0817), it is our honor to invite you to submit a paper to the current Special Issue. Your article will be published with the highest priority for processing and a peer review.

The presence of fungi in different environments, in addition to the growing globalization and climate change, has increased the number of fungal infections. In this Special Issue of Pathogens, the most innovative and advanced aspects of fungal infections will be reviewed, including host–parasite interaction, mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiological aspects of fungal infections, the impact of climate change on the increase in fungal infections and the development of new methodologies for the diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections. To fulfill this objective, we invite our colleagues in the scientific community to submit original articles, reviews and clinical cases related to fungal infections in humans, animals or plants.

Dr. María del Rocío Reyes Montes
Dr. Esperanza Duarte-Escalante
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • fungal infections
  • host–parasite interaction
  • pathogenesis
  • epidemiology
  • climate change
  • diagnosis
  • treatment

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Review
Humans vs. Fungi: An Overview of Fungal Pathogens against Humans
by Kasun M. Thambugala, Dinushani A. Daranagama, Danushka S. Tennakoon, Dona Pamoda W. Jayatunga, Sinang Hongsanan and Ning Xie
Pathogens 2024, 13(5), 426; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens13050426 - 17 May 2024
Abstract
Human fungal diseases are infections caused by any fungus that invades human tissues, causing superficial, subcutaneous, or systemic diseases. Fungal infections that enter various human tissues and organs pose a significant threat to millions of individuals with weakened immune systems globally. Over recent [...] Read more.
Human fungal diseases are infections caused by any fungus that invades human tissues, causing superficial, subcutaneous, or systemic diseases. Fungal infections that enter various human tissues and organs pose a significant threat to millions of individuals with weakened immune systems globally. Over recent decades, the reported cases of invasive fungal infections have increased substantially and research progress in this field has also been rapidly boosted. This review provides a comprehensive list of human fungal pathogens extracted from over 850 recent case reports, and a summary of the relevant disease conditions and their origins. Details of 281 human fungal pathogens belonging to 12 classes and 104 genera in the divisions ascomycota, basidiomycota, entomophthoromycota, and mucoromycota are listed. Among these, Aspergillus stands out as the genus with the greatest potential of infecting humans, comprising 16 species known to infect humans. Additionally, three other genera, Curvularia, Exophiala, and Trichophyton, are recognized as significant genera, each comprising 10 or more known human pathogenic species. A phylogenetic analysis based on partial sequences of the 28S nrRNA gene (LSU) of human fungal pathogens was performed to show their phylogenetic relationships and clarify their taxonomies. In addition, this review summarizes the recent advancements in fungal disease diagnosis and therapeutics. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue An Update on Fungal Infections)
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