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Fungal asthma prevalence estimated for Sweden and Africa

June 19 2019

Antifungal treatment can be useful for patients with severe asthma and fungal sensitisation, but this is limited by a lack of prevalence data. Two new papers aim to address this for Sweden (Backman et al) and 13 countries across Africa (Kwizera et al).
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Blastomycosis mortality raised by ARDS and immunocompromisation

June 14 2019

Blastomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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