Elucidating drug resistance in human fungal pathogens.

  title={Elucidating drug resistance in human fungal pathogens.},
  author={Jinglin L Xie and Elizabeth J Polvi and Tanvi Shekhar-Guturja and Leah E Cowen},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={9 4},
Fungal pathogens cause life-threatening infections in immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. Millions of people die each year due to fungal infections, comparable to the mortality attributable to tuberculosis or malaria. The three most prevalent fungal pathogens are Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungi are eukaryotes like their human host, making it challenging to identify fungal-specific therapeutics. There is a limited repertoire of… CONTINUE READING
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