Special Issue "Coccidioides and Coccidioidomycosis 2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2021.
Interests: Coccidioidomycosis; primary pathogenic fungi; pathogenesis; immunology
Interest in coccidioidomycosis has increased dramatically over the past several years as the number of cases has increased and more genetic information has become available. There are 900 papers about Coccidioidomycosis within the past ten years indexed in PubMed. It is now recognized that coccidioidomycosis is a common cause of serious infections in Southern California and Southern Arizona, including the heavily populated Phoenix area. The endemic area of the organism is much larger than previously recognized and there have been several studies of the ecology and phylogenetics of these species. Our understanding of the conversion from mycelia to spherules is also growing. There has continued to be much interest in the immune response to the organism and novel studies of diagnostic tests and potential therapies have also been done. This Special Issue will showcase papers from several disciplines on Coccidioides spp. and coccidioidomycosis.
Dr. Theo N. Kirkland
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Coccidioides spp.
- fungal biology
- diagnostic tests
- anti-fungal drugs