When to Consider the Possibility of a Fungal Infection. An Overview of Clinical Diagnosis and Laboratory Approaches

Cassandra M. Batzlaff, Andrew Harold Limper

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Abstract

Fungal infections are an important and increasingly prevalent cause of disease in certain patient populations. These infections can occur both in immune-compromised and immune-competent individuals. Because the number of patients who are immunocompromised is steadily growing, it is vital for clinicians to consider fungal disease in the differential diagnosis of these patients. This article reviews the epidemiology and approach to diagnosis of a variety of fungal infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Mycoses
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Immunocompromised Host
Epidemiology
Differential Diagnosis
Infection
Population

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Fungi
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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