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Opportunistic fungal infection

MedGen UID:
1691713
Concept ID:
C5139224
Disease or Syndrome
HPO: HP:0032255

Definition

An infection that is caused by a fungus that would generally not be able to cause an infection in a host with a normal immune system. Such fungi take advantage of the opportunity, so to speak, that is provided by a weakened immune system. [from HPO]

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Diaz JH
Wilderness Environ Med 2020 Mar;31(1):101-109. Epub 2019 Dec 6 doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2019.10.004. PMID: 31813737
Lam JM
Curr Opin Pediatr 2018 Aug;30(4):514-519. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000651. PMID: 29771758
Lewis RE, Kontoyiannis DP
Future Microbiol 2013 Sep;8(9):1163-75. doi: 10.2217/fmb.13.78. PMID: 24020743

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Balushi AA, Ajmi AA, Sinani QA, Menon V, Berieki ZA, Shezawi AA, Azri SA, Rashdi AA, Jardani AA, Baluki TA, Ghaithi SA, Reesi AA, Al-Za'abi AT, Al' Balushi MA, Maqbali TA
Int J Infect Dis 2022 Aug;121:203-210. Epub 2022 May 6 doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.005. PMID: 35533833Free PMC Article
Mahalaxmi I, Jayaramayya K, Venkatesan D, Subramaniam MD, Renu K, Vijayakumar P, Narayanasamy A, Gopalakrishnan AV, Kumar NS, Sivaprakash P, Sambasiva Rao KRS, Vellingiri B
Environ Res 2021 Oct;201:111643. Epub 2021 Jul 6 doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111643. PMID: 34237335Free PMC Article
Yamamura D, Xu J
Mycopathologia 2021 Oct;186(5):717-728. Epub 2021 Jun 28 doi: 10.1007/s11046-021-00575-9. PMID: 34181160
Li X, Lau SK, Woo PC
Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 2020 Jul;245(13):1104-1114. Epub 2020 Jul 8 doi: 10.1177/1535370220939862. PMID: 32640893Free PMC Article
Lam JM
Curr Opin Pediatr 2018 Aug;30(4):514-519. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000651. PMID: 29771758

Diagnosis

Yamamura D, Xu J
Mycopathologia 2021 Oct;186(5):717-728. Epub 2021 Jun 28 doi: 10.1007/s11046-021-00575-9. PMID: 34181160
Lam JM
Curr Opin Pediatr 2018 Aug;30(4):514-519. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000651. PMID: 29771758
Shirley RM, Baddley JW
Curr Opin Pulm Med 2009 May;15(3):254-60. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e328329268d. PMID: 19352182
Sherman RG, Prusinski L, Ravenel MC, Joralmon RA
Quintessence Int 2002 Jul-Aug;33(7):521-32. PMID: 12165988
Connolly JE Jr, McAdams HP, Erasmus JJ, Rosado-de-Christenson ML
J Thorac Imaging 1999 Jan;14(1):51-62. doi: 10.1097/00005382-199901000-00005. PMID: 9894953

Therapy

Li X, Lau SK, Woo PC
Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 2020 Jul;245(13):1104-1114. Epub 2020 Jul 8 doi: 10.1177/1535370220939862. PMID: 32640893Free PMC Article
Lewis RE, Kontoyiannis DP
Future Microbiol 2013 Sep;8(9):1163-75. doi: 10.2217/fmb.13.78. PMID: 24020743
Shirley RM, Baddley JW
Curr Opin Pulm Med 2009 May;15(3):254-60. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0b013e328329268d. PMID: 19352182
Sherman RG, Prusinski L, Ravenel MC, Joralmon RA
Quintessence Int 2002 Jul-Aug;33(7):521-32. PMID: 12165988
Connolly JE Jr, McAdams HP, Erasmus JJ, Rosado-de-Christenson ML
J Thorac Imaging 1999 Jan;14(1):51-62. doi: 10.1097/00005382-199901000-00005. PMID: 9894953

Prognosis

Tomer R, Patiyal S, Kaur D, Choudhury S, Raghava GPS
Adv Protein Chem Struct Biol 2024;139:383-403. Epub 2024 Feb 14 doi: 10.1016/bs.apcsb.2023.11.014. PMID: 38448141
Dang J, Goel P, Choi KJ, Massenzio E, Landau MJ, Pham CH, Huang S, Yenikomshian HA, Spellberg B, Gillenwater TJ
Burns 2023 Feb;49(1):15-25. Epub 2022 May 13 doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2022.05.012. PMID: 35842270
Tabassum T, Araf Y, Moin AT, Rahaman TI, Hosen MJ
Mol Biol Rep 2022 Jan;49(1):747-754. Epub 2021 Oct 28 doi: 10.1007/s11033-021-06862-4. PMID: 34709573Free PMC Article
Isaac M
Dermatol Clin 1996 Jan;14(1):137-40. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8635(05)70333-8. PMID: 8821166
Thomson SR, Bade PG, Taams M, Chrystal V
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Clinical prediction guides

Stoopler ET, Villa A, Bindakhil M, Díaz DLO, Sollecito TP
JAMA 2024 Mar 26;331(12):1045-1054. doi: 10.1001/jama.2024.0953. PMID: 38530258
Matei MC, Ramirez SC, Sanz SS, Cazana TG, Gomez CL, Arnau NM, Alonso MB, Alonso IB
Dermatol Online J 2023 Dec 15;29(6) doi: 10.5070/D329662994. PMID: 38478665
Dang J, Goel P, Choi KJ, Massenzio E, Landau MJ, Pham CH, Huang S, Yenikomshian HA, Spellberg B, Gillenwater TJ
Burns 2023 Feb;49(1):15-25. Epub 2022 May 13 doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2022.05.012. PMID: 35842270
Balushi AA, Ajmi AA, Sinani QA, Menon V, Berieki ZA, Shezawi AA, Azri SA, Rashdi AA, Jardani AA, Baluki TA, Ghaithi SA, Reesi AA, Al-Za'abi AT, Al' Balushi MA, Maqbali TA
Int J Infect Dis 2022 Aug;121:203-210. Epub 2022 May 6 doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.005. PMID: 35533833Free PMC Article
Coşkun AS, Durmaz ŞÖ
Pol J Microbiol 2021 Sep;70(3):395-400. Epub 2021 Sep 17 doi: 10.33073/pjm-2021-039. PMID: 34584533Free PMC Article

Recent systematic reviews

Fakhruddin KS, Matsubara VH, Warnakulasuriya S, Tilakaratne WM, Ngo HC, Samaranayake LP
Int Dent J 2024 Jun;74(3):454-472. Epub 2023 Dec 23 doi: 10.1016/j.identj.2023.11.011. PMID: 38143163
Dang J, Goel P, Choi KJ, Massenzio E, Landau MJ, Pham CH, Huang S, Yenikomshian HA, Spellberg B, Gillenwater TJ
Burns 2023 Feb;49(1):15-25. Epub 2022 May 13 doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2022.05.012. PMID: 35842270
Tritle BJ, Hejazi AA, Timbrook TT
Transpl Infect Dis 2021 Dec;23(6):e13737. Epub 2021 Oct 4 doi: 10.1111/tid.13737. PMID: 34553814
Derbie A, Mekonnen D, Woldeamanuel Y, Abebe T
BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jun 11;20(1):407. doi: 10.1186/s12879-020-05129-w. PMID: 32527231Free PMC Article
Bassi C, Larvin M, Villatoro E
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2003;(4):CD002941. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002941. PMID: 14583957

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