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Special Issue "Candida and Candidiasis"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
2 Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Interests: Candida; biofilm; matrix; host; neutrophil; antifungal
Despite advancements in medicine and pharmaceuticals, Candida remains the leading nosocomial fungal pathogen. Frequently existing as a commensal fungus colonizing the gastrointestinal tract, it can easily convert to an invasive pathogen, causing disseminated disease with high mortality. As many of the diagnostic tests for invasive candidiasis lack sensitivity, diagnosis may be delayed, contributing to increased morbidity and mortality. The emergence of drug resistant species and strains poses an additional obstacle to treatment. Candida spp. possess a multitude of virulence factors, which permit attachment, facilitate tissue invasion, and promote the formation of resilient biofilm communities on medical devices and host surfaces. Further understanding of Candida pathogenicity will aid in the development of improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The aim of this Special Issue is to shed light on emerging topics related to Candida and candidiasis. Topics include, but are not limited to: Virulence factors, colonization, biofilm formation, epidemiology, drug resistance, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Investigators in these fields are invited to submit manuscripts describing novel research findings. Manuscripts summarizing recent advances in the understanding of Candida pathogenicity or candidiasis are also welcome.
Jeniel E. Nett
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