Clinical characteristics and epidemiology of pulmonary pseudallescheriasis


Kantarcioglu A. S. , de Hoog G. S. , Guarro J.

REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE MICOLOGIA, cilt.29, ss.1-13, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.riam.2011.04.002
  • Dergi Adı: REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE MICOLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-13

Özet

Background: Some members of the Pseudallescheria (anamorph Scedosporium) have emerged as an important cause of life-threatening infections in humans. These fungi may reach the lungs and bronchial tree causing a wide range of manifestations, from colonization of airways to deep pulmonary infections. Frequently, they may also disseminate to other organs, with a predilection for the brain. In otherwise healthy patients, the infection is characterized by non-invasive type involvement, while invasive and/or disseminated infections were mostly seen in immunocompromised patients.