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Occurrence and relevance of filamentous fungi in respiratory secretions of patients with cystic fibrosis--a review.
In CF patients, fungi may sometimes be responsible for deterioration of lung function, as occurs in allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), which is the most common fungal disease in this context. Expand
Conventional Methods for the Diagnosis of Dermatophytosis
Progress is still needed for the development of biochemical or immunological tests allowing an accurate identification at the species level, pending for the availability of molecular biology-based kits. Expand
Development of an Oligonucleotide Array for Direct Detection of Fungi in Sputum Samples from Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
The present array is a useful tool for both the simultaneous detection of multiple fungal species present in the sputa of CF patients and the identification of fungi isolated from these patients. Expand
Melanin is an essential component for the integrity of the cell wall of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia
Melanin is suggested to have an indirect role in virulence, because it is required for correct assembly of the cell wall layers of the conidia of A. fumigatus and the expression at the conidial surface of adhesins and other virulence factors. Expand
Adherence mechanisms in human pathogenic fungi.
This review synthesizes available information regarding adherence of the most important human fungal pathogens and is divided into three sections corresponding to the three main groups of pathogenic fungi: Candida yeasts, opportunistic moulds and other filamentousfungal pathogens, and dimorphic fungi. Expand
Isolation of Keratinophilic Fungi from Soil Samples of Forests and Farm Yards
It can be concluded that soils from forest and farmyards of Golestan Province are rich in keratiophilic fungi including dermatophytes including Anixiopsis stercoraria, the most preva- lent and dominant keratinophilc fungus. Expand
Toward the Standardization of Mycological Examination of Sputum Samples in Cystic Fibrosis: Results from a French Multicenter Prospective Study
An efficient standardized protocol for mycological analysis of CF sputa that was assessed during a prospective, multicenter study: “MucoFong” program is set up, with major interest for merging results from future epidemiological studies. Expand
Geosmithia argillacea: an Emerging Pathogen in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
ABSTRACT We report eight cases of airway colonization by Geosmithia argillacea in patients with cystic fibrosis. This filamentous fungus, resembling members of the genera Penicillium andExpand
Multicenter Outbreak of Infections by Saprochaete clavata, an Unrecognized Opportunistic Fungal Pathogen
The possibility that S. clavata may transmit through contaminated medical devices or can be associated with dairy products as seen in previous European outbreaks is highly relevant for the management of future outbreaks due to this newly recognized pathogen. Expand
Laser nephelometry applied in an automated microplate system to study filamentous fungus growth.
This work describes for the first time a filamentous fungi-tailored procedure based on microscale liquid cultivation and automated nephelometric recording of growth, followed by extraction of relevant variables (lag time and growth rate) from the obtained growth curves. Expand