The changing spectrum of fungal infections in pulmonary and critical care practice: Clinical approach to diagnosis

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

25 Scopus citations

Abstract

Fungal lung infections are being diagnosed with increasing frequency. This is related to the increased numbers of immune-compromised and other susceptible patient groups. This article will focus on the evolving epidemiology of fungal lung infections and clinical manifestations that should prompt the clinician to consider the possibility of fungal lung infection. In addition, current approaches for the diagnosis of these infection are also reviewed. Heightened awareness of fungal lung infection, and appropriate use of the available diagnostic modalities, will permit appropriate treatment of these important clinical infections in immune-compromised individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2010

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Fungi
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

Cite this