Non-Aspergillus fungal pneumonia in transplant recipients.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Although species of Aspergillus and Candida account for most deeply invasive and life-threatening fungal infections, the past decades have seen a rise in the immunocompromised population. With this increase, additional fungi have emerged as important agents of morbidity and mortality. These opportunistic fungi are characterized by their ubiquitous presence in the environment, their ability to cause disease in immunosuppressed patients, and their diminished susceptibility to the currently available antifungal agents. Pneumonia, one aspect of a myriad of clinical manifestations caused by these fungal pathogens, is discussed in this article.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costa, SF; Alexander, BD

Published Date

  • December 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 675 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 16263405

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-5231

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccm.2005.06.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States