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J. Fungi 2018, 4(3), 83; https://doi.org/10.3390/jof4030083

Treatment of Infections Due to Aspergillus terreus Species Complex

Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Schöpfstraße 41, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 3 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 July 2018 / Published: 9 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Treatments for Fungal Infections)
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The Aspergillus terreus species complex is found in a wide variety of habitats, and the spectrum of diseases caused covers allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Aspergillus bronchitis and/or tracheobronchitis, and invasive and disseminated aspergillosis. Invasive infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality mainly in patients with hematological malignancy. The section Terrei covers a total of 16 accepted species of which most are amphotericin B resistant. Triazoles are the preferred agents for treatment and prevention of invasive aspergillosis. Poor prognosis in patients with invasive A. terreus infections seems to be independent of anti-Aspergillus azole-based treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: Aspergillus terreus; amphotericin B; resistance; antifungal treatment Aspergillus terreus; amphotericin B; resistance; antifungal treatment
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