Special Issue "Fungal Burden in Different Countries"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 January 2018)
Prof. Malcolm D. Richardson
Mycology Reference Centre Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, and Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
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Interests: pathogenesis of candidosis; pathogenesis of aspergillosis; antifungal agents; fungal diagnostics
Estimating the burden from serious fungal diseases, nationally, is an important step in moving towards their greater recognition among our clinical, medical imaging, laboratory and public health colleagues. For this Special Issue of an international, peer-reviewed scientific, open access journal devoted to all aspects of fungal research, we are seeking your contribution estimating the burden of fungal diseases in your country, building on information on incidence and prevalence as available.
As you describe your methods and discuss results for the different conditions, the paper by Bongomin et al., Global and Multi-National Prevalence of Fungal Diseases—Estimate Precision. J Fungi 2017, 3(4), 57; doi:10.3390/jof3040057, https://www.mdpi.com/2309-608X/3/4/57 should be helpful. However, we recognize the paucity of national epidemiological studies supported by appropriate diagnostics in many countries.
As you consider the implications of your work for national health policies and programs and clinical practice in your discussion, you may find another paper helpful: Cole et al. Improvement of fungal disease identification and management: combined health systems and public health approaches. Lancet Infectious Dis. 2017 Jul 31, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30308-0.
We are looking forward to working with you to include your nation’s paper in this Special Issue.
Sincerely,Prof. Donald C. Cole
Prof. Malcolm D. Richardson
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- burden of illness
- health systems