1st Edition

Medical Mycology
Current Trends and Future Prospects

ISBN 9781498714211
Published August 24, 2015 by CRC Press
442 Pages 36 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The identification of medically important fungi is an important area of study that warrants further research. The use of traditional and molecular methods of identification provides new insights into differentiation of species and ultimately the line of treatment can be determined. This book covers a diverse group of medically important fungi and diseases, including common dermatophytes, onychomycosis, Coccidiomycosis, Paracoccidioidomycosis, Mycotic keratitis, Sporotrichosis, Histoplasmosis and determination of identity of medically important fingi by uising modern techniques such as PCH and the use of MALDI-TOF: as a rapid and new approach in fungal diagnosis and differentiation.

Table of Contents

Section I: Superficial mycoses caused by molds and yeasts

Dermatophyte infections in human being:  The current trends and future prospects; Mateja Dolenc-Voljč

Onychomycosis: Diagnosis and therapy; Shari R. Lipner and Richard K. Scher

Mycotic Keratitis: Current perspectives; Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay and Mita Saha (Dutta Chowdhury)

Section II: Emerging mycoses caused by opportunistic fungal pathogens

Incidence of Candida species in urinary tract infections and their control by using bioactive compounds occurring in medicinal plants; Vaibhav Tiwari, Mamie Hui, and Mahendra Rai

Fungi in otorhinolaryngology-related fungal diseases: A convenient classification for better clinical practice; Ahmad Ragab

Fungal infection after kidney transplantation; Salwa, S., Abdul Razack Amir, and Samir Amr

Clinical importance of the genus Curvularia; Krizsán K Krisztina Krizsán, Tamás Papp, Palanisamy Manikandan, Subramanian Shobana, Csaba Vágvölgyi, and László Kredics

Section III: Classic mycoses caused by dimorphic fungi

Classic histoplasmosis; Recardo Negroni

Sporotrichosis: The state-of-the-art; Alexandro Bonifaz, Rubí Rojas-Padilla, Andrés Tirado-Sánchez, and Rosa M. Ponce

Paracoccidioidomycosis: An endemic mycosis in the Americas; Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, Martha Eugenia Uran J, and Luiz R. Travassos

Increased cases of valley fever disease in Central California: An update; Tara Dubey

Section IV: Fungal pathogenesis in biofilm and allergy

Fungal biofilms: Formation, resistance and pathogenicity; Janaina de Cássia Orlandi Sardi, Nayla de Souza Pitangui, Fernanda Patrícia Gullo, Ana Marisa Fusco-Almeida, and Maria Jose Soares Mendes-Giannini

Fungal allergens: Recent trends and future prospects; Idoia Postigo and Jorge Martínez

Section V: Novel diagnostic methods, susceptibility testing and miscellaneous mycoses

MALDI-TOF: A rapid and new approach in fungal diagnosis and susceptibility testing; Mehmet Ali SARACLI

Medical mycology in Iran: Past, present, and future; Mohammadhassan Gholami-Shabani, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mohammadreza Shidfar, and Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh

Culture collection DPUA: Decades supporting diagnostic of fungal diseases in Amazonas, Brazil; Simas Teixeira, Kátia Santana Cruz, Iara Maria Bomfim, Renata de Almeida Lemos, Mircella Marialva Alecrim, Raimundo Felipe da Cruz Filho, Nélly Mara Vinhote Marinho, and Taciana de Amorim Silva

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Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mahendra Rai