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Fungal infections 

Fungal infections
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Fungal infections
Author(s):

Philippa C. Matthews

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198737773.003.0011
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date: 18 October 2017

This chapter consists of short notes, diagrams, maps, and tables to summarize fungal infections that are significant causes of disease in the tropics and subtropics, with a primary focus on dimorphic fungi (Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, Paracoccidioides, and Penicillium species). The chapter also includes cryptococcal infection and Madura foot. For ease of reference, each topic is broken down into sections, including classification, epidemiology, microbiology, pathophysiology, clinical syndromes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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