Special Issue "Mucorales and Mucormycosis"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: mycology; mycoses; antifungal agents; resistance; in vitro susceptibility testing; animal models; yeasts; filamentous fungi
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Interests: human pathogenic fungi; antifungal resistance; diagnostic microbiology; emerging fungal pathogens
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
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