Invasive fungal pathogens: Current epidemiological trends

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Abstract

  • Patient characteristics, antifungal prophylaxis, and other factors appear to have contributed to a change in the spectrum of invasive fungal pathogens. Infections with Candida glabrata, Aspergillus terreus, and non-Aspergillus moulds appear to be on the rise, at least among certain populations. These species are resistant or less susceptible to some commonly used antifungal agents. Non-Aspergillus moulds are particularly lethal. This article reviews the spectrum of invasive mycoses and risk factors for infection with these pathogens. © 2006 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Pfaller MA; Pappas PG; Wingard JR
  • Volume

  • 43
  • Issue

  • SUPPL. 1