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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Microbiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 5170
Special Issue Editors
Interests: Cryptococcus neoformans; Cryptococcus gattii; cryptococcosis
Interests: molecular medical mycology; fungal population genetics; fungal phylogeny and taxonomy; fungal virulence; molecular epidemiology of human pathogenic fungi; fungal disease outbreak investigation; fungal strain typing; early fungal disease diagnostic
Interests: medical microbiology; molecular; Cryptococcus; cryptococcosis
Special Issue Information
Cryptococcosis is a potentially fatal fungal disease mainly caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, an environmental encapsulated yeast that predominantly affects immunocompromised patients, especially people living with HIV. As a primary mycosis, however, cryptococcosis is primarily caused by its sibling species, Cryptococcus gattii, as this yeast affects people with no apparent risk factors. Cryptococcal meningitis, which is the main presentation of cryptococcosis, remains a significant clinical and economic burden in adults from many countries where there is a high HIV seroprevalence. Despite significant improvements in antifungal and antiretroviral therapy, cryptococcosis is still associated with high morbidity and mortality. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide an update on the most current studies on the pathogenesis, virulence factors, antifungal susceptibility, and population genetics of C. neoformans and C. gattii, as well as on the epidemiology, clinical aspects, diagnosis, and treatment of cryptococcosis, both through reviews and original research articles.
Dr. Carolina Firacative
Prof. Dr. Wieland Meyer
Dr. Luciana Trilles
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