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Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)-related Candida guilliermondii infections in Turkey

October 13 2017

Candida guilliermondii (AKA Meyerozyma guilliermondii; teleomorph Pichia guilliermondii) is an emerging opportunistic pathogen that causes candidemia with a high mortality rate. A team in Turkey collected 141 isolates of C. guilliermondii between 2006 and 2015, including several with resistance to azoles, which had most likely infected patients during manual preparation of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) solution.
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Burden of fungal diseases in Turkey, Norway, Malawi and Argentina presented at TIMM, Belgrade

October 08 2017

Estimates of the number of serious fungal infections in Turkey, (population 79.8M), Norway (5.2M), Malawi (17.7M), Argentina (43.6M) were presented today in Belgrade at the Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM) meeting
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Epidemiological cut off values (ECVs) for species of Sporothrix - a step to defining resistance

September 26 2017

In a recent study by Ana Espinel-Ingroff et al, in vitro susceptibility testing by broth microdilution M38-A2 method for 875 strains of S. schenckii, S. brasiliensis, S. globosa and S.mexicana collected from 17 independent laboratories was done. The CLSI M38-A2 is a reference method for testing the susceptibility of filamentous fungi that cause invasive and cutaneous fungal infections to antifungal agents. The wild type susceptibility (MIC/MEC) distributions for 5 antifungals in clinical use were determined and the ECVs were obtained.
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1 in 9 patients lose an eyeball to fungal eye infections in Pakistan

September 19 2017

126 (11%) of the 1,130 patients with fungal keratitis (keratomycoses) lost their eyeballs in a recent report of a prospective 11 years study conducted by Professor S.I.A. Shah and colleagues at Chandka Medical College and Hospital, Larkana, Pakistan, from March 2005 to March 2016. Over 50% of the remainder effectively lost their sight.
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September 18 2017

Os cientistas estimam que dos 5 milhões de espécies de fungos existentes na Terra, cerca de 600 causem doenças no homem. Diagnosticar uma infeção fúngica grave em tempo real é um grande desafio e este curso tem como objetivo ensinar um método rápido de diagnóstico.
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