Special Issue "Fungal Pathogen Detection"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 457

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paula Sampaio
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Guest Editor
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), Department of Biology, University of Minho, 4710 Braga, Portugal
Interests: invasive fungal infections; fungal molecular identification; fungal pathogenesis; host-fungus interaction
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Dr. María José Buitrago
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Salud Carlos III. National Center for Microbiology. Mycology Reference Laboratory, Majadahonda, Spain
Interests: molecular diagnosis; Invasive fungal Infections; Imported mycoses; Real time PCR

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungal pathogens represent a leading cause of life-threatening infections in debilitated patients and are considered increasingly important killers. The recognition of invasive fungal infections and differentiation from other infections with similar clinical presentations is quite challenging, which can lead to diagnostic error, impacting on patient health outcomes. The ideal diagnostic method or strategy is still missing as most of them have limitations, although several efforts have been made in last years to develop new ones. The emergence of resistant species and the limited number of antifungal drugs available, which are often related to severe side effects, represents additional challenges for the correct identification of the fungal pathogen involved in the infection and the management of the patients.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an adequate platform for the interchange of both basic and applied research on innovative methods and techniques for fungal pathogen detection from enhanced fungal culture utilization and identification techniques to the most innovative technology for a rapid diagnosis with the potential to shift the paradigm of clinical mycology.

As Guest Editors of the Special Issue, we invite you to submit and share research articles, review articles, and short communications related to fungal pathogen detection.

Dr. Paula Sampaio
Dr. María José Buitrago
Guest Editors

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  • Fungal pathogen detection
  • Improved Culture-Based fungal detection
  • Antigen detection
  • Molecular markers
  • Antibodies detection
  • Real Time PCR
  • NGS

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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