Infection due to non-candidal yeasts

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Abstract

Invasive fungal infections have become an important cause of morbidity and mortality over the past two decades. More recently, uncommon fungi have been reported more frequently. The increased frequency may be due to an improved identification and reporting system, or an increase in the number of severely immunocompromised hosts. Diagnosing infections due to these rare or uncommon yeasts are a challenge, since the majority of the time we rely on traditional microbiologic assays and not improved diagnostic assays. In addition, the management of these types of fungal infections is difficult because of the lack of data, specifically, the lack of adequate in vitro susceptibility studies, and the paucity of any clinical treatment trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Infections
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages118-128
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319130903
ISBN (Print)9783319130897
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Antifungals
  • Fungemia
  • Invasive fungal infections
  • Malassezia
  • Non-Candida yeast
  • Rhodotorula
  • Saccharomyces
  • Trichosporon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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