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Special Issue "Histoplasma and Histoplasmosis"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Prof. Dr. Mathieu Nacher Website E-Mail
Medicine Department, Ecosystemes Amazoniens et Pathologie Tropicale, EA 3593, Labex CEBA, University of French Guiana, Cayenne, French Guiana
Interests: Histoplasma and Histoplasmosis, HIV infectious diseases, malaria, AIDS, plasmodium, falciparum malaria, vivax malaria
Histoplasmosis should be on the list of neglected diseases, but, regrettably, it is not. Throughout Latin America and beyond, it is indeed a neglected disease that still causes a great burden of mortality among those with advanced HIV infection because it is often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis. The main reason for this is the lack of awareness of the need of rapid diagnostic tools. In Latin America, there is a limited number of centers that have reached, for different historical reasons, histoplasmosis awareness. In 2015, researchers from 13 countries set an ambitious goal of having all major hospitals equipped with simple rapid diagnostic tests and antifungals to better diagnose and treat disseminated histoplasmosis by 2020. Have we gotten any closer to this goal? What new developments will help us reach this goal? Are there any obstacles that should be addressed?
In this Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi, a variety of authors will chart our progress towards the goal of alleviating the burden of disseminated histoplasmosis.
Dr. Mathieu Nacher
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- Histoplasma and Histoplasmosis
- Fungal burden
- Fungal infections in HIV