Special Issue "Recent Advances and Future Perspectives on Mucormycoses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: mycology; mucormycosis; antibiotic resistance; nosocomial infection
Mucormycosis is an emerging invasive fungal infection due to fungi of the order Mucorales. These fungi are ubiquitous in nature, and with the use of newer molecular methods, new species are being discovered at present. Mucormycosis is mainly seen in patients with diabetes mellitus, hematological malignancies, and transplantation, but immunocompetent patients may also be affected as a result of trauma. The incidence of mucormycosis has been increasing in recent decades. This is attributed to the global increase of the prevalence of diabetes and to the increased use of immunosuppressive drugs, such as chemotherapy, treatment for transplantation or in the therapy of autoimmune diseases. As the infection has a high mortality, rapid diagnosis and initiation of multimodal treatment is crucial.
The aim of this Special Issue of Microorganisms is to present a collection of articles that provide an update of the current status of the disease, as well as future perspectives. Manuscripts covering all aspects of research relating to mucormycosis are welcome. These may include taxonomy, emerging species, research in pathogenesis and epidemiology, as well as novel diagnostic methods and treatment modalities.
Prof. George L Petrikkos
Dr. Anna Skiada
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