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Welcome to LIFE

Awareness. Education. Saving lives

Over 300 million people are acutely or chronically infected by fungi, leading to death, long term illness, blindness, psychological problems and reduced work capacity. Many recent improvements in diagnostics and treatment have not reached treating clinicians in all countries, and access to appropriate diagnostics and simple antifungal agents is far from universal. This needs to change.

LIFE aims to provide the latest information on the most common human pathological fungi, the diseases they cause and their diagnostics and treatment. LIFE is led by Professor David Denning who has been caring for patients with fungal infection for 30 years.


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Providing medical professionals with the knowledge they need to recognise and treat fungal infections. LIFE believes knowledge about fungal infections, available diagnosis and treatments are key to improving patient outcomes.

This site provides you with current knowledge about fungal infections, fungi, diagnosis and treatment.

What the professionals say...

Fungal infections are particularly common in India, now increasing alarmingly. Better trained personnel and access to the best diagnostics is critical if we want to save these patients.

Prof. Arunaloke Chakrabarti, MD

Diagnosis of fungal infections is usually made by identification of fungi that is difficult and slow but fortunately many rapid antigen, antibody and molecular tests are now available. These tests need to be available to everyone.

Dr. Juan Luis Rodriguez Tudela, MD, Ph.D.

Having seen the impact that major international programs can make to a disease area (such as TB), the potential to improve the lives of millions of individuals coping with debilitating fungal infections is huge and currently neglected.

Prof. David S. Perlin, Ph.D.

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