Fungal Disease Reading List

April 6, 2018

Over the last four decades, the spectrum of fungal disease has evolved, to the extent that a medical mycologist who retired in the 1970s would find the discipline today almost unrecognizable. Until that time, few groups of fungi were regarded as pathogenic for humans or animals. These few included the aetiologic agents of the common superficial diseases, dermatophytosis and mucosal candidiasis, but these were not seen as serious. There were also several well-recognized subcutaneous mycoses, including chromoblastomycosis, mycetoma, and sporotrichosis, but these were largely a problem in the tropics and subtropics. The principal systemic mycoses—aspergillosis, candidiasis, and cryptococcosis—were largely untreatable and usually fatal. However, these diseases were regarded as uncommon. Furthermore, Pneumocystis jirovecii infection was not even recognized to be a fungal disease. - Extract from the Oxford Textbook of Medical Mycology.

Learn more about fungus, including infections and diseases, with a carefully curated selection of chapters and articles from Oxford University Press below. 

Resource Title

Introduction to medical mycology


by David W. Warnock 


from Oxford Textbook of Medical Mycology

Occurrence and relevance of filamentous fungi in respiratory secretions of patients with cystic fibrosis — a review


by Marc Pihet, Jacqueline Carrere, Bernard Cimon, Dominique Chabasse, Laurence Delhaes, Françoise Symoens, and Jean-Philippe Bouchara 


from Medical Mycology

Antifungal stewardship


by Laura Whitney and Tihana Bicanic


from Antimicrobial Stewardship

Fungal infections


by Philippa C. Matthews


from Tropical Medicine Notebook

Comprehensive analysis of the skin fungal microbiota of astronauts during a half-year stay at the International Space Station


by Takashi Sugita, Takashi Yamazaki, Koichi Makimura, Otomi Cho, Shin Yamada, Hiroshi Ohshima, and Chiaki Mukai


from Medical Mycology

Fungal infections


by Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay


from Oral Care in Advanced Disease


Evolution of Fungi


by David Hibbett

Nosocomial Candidiasis: Antifungal Stewardship and the Importance of Rapid Diagnosis  


by Michael A. Pfaller and Mariana Castanheira


from Medical Mycology