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Immunocompromised patients are at high risk of developing Candida infections. Although cell-mediated immunity is generally believed to play the main role in defence against fungi, antibodies could also be effective in immune defence by different mechanisms of action. The adherence capacity of four strains of Candida albicans to polystyrene and to some… (More)
Sir—In their recent article, Piscitelli et al.  advise that " patients receiving saqui-navir as their sole protease inhibitor should avoid using garlic supplements " [1, p. 238]. In their study, healthy volunteers who received the antiretroviral drug sa-quinavir and a garlic supplement exhibited a significant decline in plasma levels of saquinavir. As… (More)
Association of alveolar nitric oxide levels with pulmonary function and its reversibility in stable asthma. Assessment of small-airways disease using alveolar nitric oxide and impulse oscillo-metry in asthma and COPD. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a pulmonary disorder that results from a hypersensitivity reaction to Aspergillus spp. It… (More)
The genus Malassezia comprises commensal yeasts on human skin. These yeasts are involved in superficial infections but are also isolated in deeper infections, such as fungemia, particularly in certain at-risk patients, such as neonates or patients with parenteral nutrition catheters. Very little is known about Malassezia epidemiology and virulence. This is… (More)
Mixed fungal infection and acquired echinocandin resistance of Candida spp. remain infrequent. In this study we have reported the case of a patient hospitalized for tuberculosis who experienced multiple infections due to three common Candida species (C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. tropicalis). Furthermore, consecutive isolates from blood cultures and heart… (More)
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UNLABELLED Cryptococcus neoformans is a human opportunistic fungal pathogen causing severe disseminated meningoencephalitis, mostly in patients with cellular immune defects. This species is divided into three serotypes: A, D, and the AD hybrid. Our objectives were to compare population structures of serotype A and D clinical isolates and to assess whether… (More)