A closer look at the mycobiome in Alzheimer's disease: Fungal species, pathogenesis and transmission

  title={A closer look at the mycobiome in Alzheimer's disease: Fungal species, pathogenesis and transmission},
  author={Zhi Xin Phuna and Priya Madhavan},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={1291 - 1321}
Candida spp., Malassezia spp., Cladosporium spp. and Alternaria spp. are among the most common fungi detected in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). These fungi are opportunistic organisms, where they often cause infection among immunocompromised patients. Coincidentally, these fungi can reach the brain and cause fungal meningitis. In general, they enter the brain via systemic infection due to disrupted epithelial barrier from skin and gut colonization. Once it reaches the… 
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