New aspects of emerging fungal pathogens. A multifaceted challenge.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article describes adventitious morphologic forms for species of Fusarium, Paecilomyces, Acremonium, and Scedosporium that can be easily mistaken on histologic, cytologic, and microbiologic examination for Candida species. These forms appear to be correlated with, and may provide explanation for, positive blood cultures in disseminated infections with these species. Adventitious histologic forms also are illustrated for Blastoschizomyces capitatus. Data from culture-proven mycoses for a 15-month period at one medical center are reviewed, and species are listed for which an increase is anticipated. These and other aspects of emerging fungal pathogens are related to the need for strengthened support of mycology training and for federal funding of a mycoses reporting program.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schell, WA

Published Date

  • June 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 365 - 387

PubMed ID

  • 7671578

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-2712


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States