Special Issue "Mucorales and Mucormycosis"

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Eric Dannaoui

Université Paris-Descartes, Faculté de Médecine, APHP, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Unité de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Service de Microbiologie, Paris, France
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Interests: clinical microbiology; fungal infection; antifungal susceptibility testing
Guest Editor
Dr. Michaela Lackner

Division of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: human pathogenic fungi; antifungal resistance; diagnostic microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mucormycosis is a worldwide-distributed, life-threatening disease with increasing prevalence. More than 20 species, belonging to several genera, may be responsible for Mucormycosis. Although the disease is recognized for more than a century, many aspects concerning Mucormycosis and Mucorales remains poorly known. The taxonomy of this group of fungi has been largely revised during the past few years with many newly described species and reclassifications. The ecology is not well understood, particularly the prevalence of the different species in the various environmental niches. The disease incidence is also evolving with an increase frequency in immunocompromized patients and the occurrence in special situations such as natural disasters. Epidemiology is also variable depending on the geographical areas. Mucorales are known for their resistance to many antifungal drugs, therefore new drugs and new therapeutic strategies are needed. Moreover, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview on animal models to study these emerging fungal pathogens.

The aim of this Special Issue is to give an up-to-date picture of Mucorales and Mucormycosis through comprehensive reviews, but original studies are also welcome.

Dr. Eric Dannaoui
Dr. Michaela Lackner
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mucorales
  • mucormycosis
  • ecology
  • taxonomy
  • epidemiology
  • identification
  • resistance
  • treatment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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