Pathobiology of fungal infections of the central nervous system with special reference to the Indian scenario.

@article{Shankar2007PathobiologyOF,
  title={Pathobiology of fungal infections of the central nervous system with special reference to the Indian scenario.},
  author={Susarla Krishna Shankar and Anita Mahadevan and Challa Sundaram and Chitra Sarkar and Geeta Chacko and D. N. Lanjewar and Vani Santosh and Thagadur Chickabasaviah Yasha and V. V. Radhakrishnan},
  journal={Neurology India},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          198-215
        }
}
Ubiquitously present fungi in the environment find a nidus in the human body and adopt its metabolic machinery to be in symbiosis or become pathogenic. Immunocompromised states like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), systemic neoplasia and organ transplantation have enhanced the frequency of fungal infections. High-risk behavior, IV drug abuse and air travel have led to the emergence of new fungal infections hitherto geographically localized. The… Expand
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