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Title
Emergomyces: a new genus of dimorphic fungal pathogens causing disseminated disease among immunocompromised persons globally
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Abstract
Purpose of Review The emergence of a group of previously unknown or unrecognized dimorphic fungal species causing systemic human disease resulted in taxonomic shifts and the creation of a new genus, Emergomyces, within Onygenales. We review the morphology, taxonomy, physiology, and ecology of Emergomyces spp., and the epidemiology, clinicopathology, diagnosis, and management of disease. Recent Findings Emergomyces species have been reported as causes of human disease in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Es. pasteurianus is most cosmopolitan, and Es. africanus, in southern Africa, causes the largest reported disease burden; in fact, emergomycosis is the most common endemic mycosis diagnosed in South Africa. The classic clinical picture is of disseminated disease, often with cutaneous involvement, in immunocompromised individuals. Summary Members of the genus Emergomyces are uncommon but important agents of systemic disease in immunocompromised hosts worldwide. Knowledge gaps include the biology of the fungus, and the pathophysiology and management of disease.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current fungal infection reports. - Philadelphia, Pa, 2007, currens
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa : 2018
ISSN
1936-3761
Volume/pages
12 :1 (2018) , p. 44-50
ISI
000429451400005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 04.05.2018
Last edited 06.09.2021
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