Special Issue "Advances in Fungal Infections: Special Issue in Diagnostics Journal"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alfred O. Ankrah
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Guest Editor
National Centre for Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box KB369, Korle Bu, GA-222 7974 Accra, Ghana
Medical Imaging Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Pretoria & Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Private Bag X169, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa
Interests: PET/CT imaging; fungal infections; tuberculosis; human immunodeficiency virus
Prof. Dr. Andor W.J.M. Glaudemans
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Medical Imaging Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: infections; inflammatory diseases; PET/CT; imaging; (tumor)immunology; multimodality imaging
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Prof. Dr. Mike M. Sathekge
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Guest Editor
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Pretoria & Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Nuclear Medicine Research Infrastructure (NuMeRI), Private Bag X169, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa
Interests: infection imaging; PET/CT; new radiopharmaceuticals; theranostics; alpha therapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungi are ubiquitous in the environment and occur as commensals in the flora of mucosal surfaces of mammalian tissues. Fungal infections, however, cause severe morbidity and mortality, particularly in immunocompromised patients and seriously ill patients. In fact, some epidemiologists have even projected that a fungus may be the next cause of a pandemic after COVID-19.

In order to be prepared to stop or contain the potential havoc that fungi may cause, it is important to understand the emerging epidemiological patterns, the mechanisms underlying their microbiology, the drug-resistance mechanisms, to discuss all available techniques for diagnosis and treatment, and to explore new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. It is also important that the different disciplines that work on different aspects of fungi pull their resources and expertise together to overcome the current and potential threat posed by the infection.

In this Special Issue on fungi, we invite review and original articles that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Advances in our knowledge of the genetics and the microbiologic mechanisms by which the fungi resist destruction
  2. New insights in human immune response, and the mechanisms by which fungi are able to evade this
  3. New diagnostic and therapeutic platforms in managing these fungal infections
  4. New paradigms of multidisciplinary management of fungal infections
  5. Potential therapeutic strategies that may augment the current strategies

Dr. Alfred O. Ankrah
Prof. Dr. Andor W.J.M. Glaudemans
Prof. Dr. Mike M. Sathekge
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diagnostics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • mycosis
  • invasive fungal infections
  • antifungal agents
  • galactomannan
  • β-D-glycan
  • antifungal stewardship
  • computed tomography
  • monitoring antifungal treatment
  • blood stream infections
  • molecular testing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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