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Current Fungal Infection Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 163–169

Topical Collection on Fungal Genomics and Pathogenesis

Abstract

For a long time, the microbiology of cystic fibrosis has been focussed on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and associated Gram-negative pathogens. An increasing body of evidence has been compiled demonstrating an important role for moulds and yeasts within this complex patient group. Whether or not fungi are active participants, spectators or transient passersby remain to be elucidated. However, functionally, they do appear to play a contributory role in pathogenesis, albeit we do not know if this is a direct or indirect effect. The following review examines some of the key evidence for the role of fungi in CF pathogenesis.

KeywordsFungal infections Cystic fibrosis Pathogenesis Pseudomonas aeruginosa Review This article is part of the Topical Collection on Fungal Genomics and Pathogenesis

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Autor: Craig Williams - Ranjith Ranjendran - Gordon Ramage

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12281-016-0268-z







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