Blastomycosis mortality estimate lower than expected
June 14 2019
Blastomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis.
Cluster of paracoccidioidomycosis cases in children in Argentina during the 1982-3 El Niño anomaly
June 12 2019
Serious systemic paracoccidioidomycosis infections are often associated with men working in agriculture. Dr Guisano and colleagues describe a cluster of six cases in children in the NEA area of Argentina that occurred during the 1982-3 El Niño Southern Oscillation climatic anomaly, and suggest that climatic and anthropogenic changes may have played a role.
Side effects of long-term azole therapy
June 07 2019
Azole antifungals are the first-line of treatment or prophylaxis for many fungal infections. They are often administered long-term (weeks to months), which can be associated with a number of adverse effects.
Paracoccidioidomycosis in South America should be a Neglected Fungal Tropical Disease
May 22 2019
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) should be listed as a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) according to GAFFI.
Tinea imbricata: a rare superficial mycosis
May 09 2019
Tinea imbricata is a chronic superficial mycosis caused by the fungus Trichophyton concentricum. A recent case report by Dr A Leung and colleagues describes a case of tinea imbricata in an 8 year old Malaysian boy.