Invasive Fungal Pathogens: Current Epidemiological Trends

Author: Pfaller M.A, Pappas P.G., Wingard J.R.

Date: 5 July 2006


Patient characteristics, antifungal prophylaxis, and other factors appear to have contributed to a change inthe 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 resistantor 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.

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