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Special Issue "Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2019).
Fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS) present unique challenges in both diagnosis and treatment. This special issue of the Journal of Fungi will bring together experts in mycology who have experience in managing these types of infections. CNS fungal infections range from those primarily occurring in immnuosuppressed hosts to those that are seen more frequently in persons who are healthy. The range of clinical syndromes reflects the variety of different types of organisms, from endemic fungi to opportunistic molds and yeasts, that are able to infect the CNS. Many patients have CNS involvement as one manifestation of widespread disseminated infection, but others have isolated fungal meningitis or brain abscess. Although most fungi gain acces to the CNS by hematogenous spread, some are inoculated directly by trauma or a healthcare associated procedure. Neonates with Candida meningitis bring unique problems to treatment, as do patients who have shunt and other hardware-associated CNS infections. Diagnostic issues abound when one discusses CNS fungal infections, and these vary with each organism. Non-culture-based methods have proved useful for some difficult-to-establish infections, but have not been utilized fully for others. The problematic topic of penetration of antifungal agents into brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid will be reviewed in depth.
This Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi will present state-of-the-art reviews on the topic of “Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System”.
Prof. Dr. Carol Kauffman
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Journal of Fungi is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- Brown-Black molds
- Endemic mycoses
- Antifungal therapy