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Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: review of literature and proposal of new diagnostic and classification criteria
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The importance of recognizing ABPA relates to the improvement of patient symptoms, and delay in development or prevention of bronchiectasis, one manifestation of permanent lung damage in ABPA.
Diagnosis and management of Aspergillus diseases: executive summary of the 2017 ESCMID-ECMM-ERS guideline.
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Treatment duration for aspergillosis is strongly recommended based on clinical improvement, degree of immunosuppression and response on imaging, and in refractory disease, where a personalized approach considering reversal of predisposing factors, switching drug class and surgical intervention is also strongly recommended.
Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of mucormycosis: an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology in cooperation with the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research
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Management of mucormycosis depends on recognising disease patterns and on early diagnosis, and limited availability of contemporary treatments burdens patients in low and middle income settings.
Fungal rhinosinusitis
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A working group is convened to attempt consensus on terminology and disease classification of fungus-based sinusitis.
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: rationale and clinical guidelines for diagnosis and management
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A group of experts convened to develop clinical, radiological and microbiological guidelines for the management of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis concluded that long-term oral antifungal therapy is recommended for CCPA to improve overall health status and respiratory symptoms, arrest haemoptysis and prevent progression.
DNA barcoding in Mucorales: an inventory of biodiversity
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The phylogenetic analyses showed that all non-thermophilic Rhizomucor species belong to Mucor and the genus Zygorhynchus was shown to be polyphyletic based on ITS and LSU data, and several taxonomic and nomenclatural changes became necessary.
Incidence, characteristics and outcome of ICU-acquired candidemia in India
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A high burden of candidemia in Indian ICUs, early onset after ICU admission, higher risk despite less severe physiology score at admission and a vast spectrum of agents causing the disease with predominance of C. tropicalis is highlighted.
Defining and managing COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis: the 2020 ECMM/ISHAM consensus criteria for research and clinical guidance
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It is proposed to be defined as possible, probable, or proven on the basis of sample validity and thus diagnostic certainty, and recommended first-line therapy is either voriconazole or isavuconazole, while azole resistance is a concern.
Ten years' experience in zygomycosis at a tertiary care centre in India.
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The study highlights the importance of increased awareness for early diagnosis of zygomycosis and aggressive management and a combination of aggressive surgical debridement of necrotic tissue and amphotericin-B was found to be the best treatment protocol.
Clinical significance of hyperattenuating mucoid impaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an analysis of 155 patients.
TLDR
HAM impaction in ABPA is associated with initial serologic severity and frequent relapses but does not seem to influence complete remission.
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