Current Fungal Infection Reports

, 5:193

Penicillium marneffei Infection: Knowledge, Gaps, and Future Directions

Epidemiologic Aspects of Fungal Infections (Tom M. Chiller, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s12281-011-0067-5

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Stone, A. & Park, B.J. Curr Fungal Infect Rep (2011) 5: 193. doi:10.1007/s12281-011-0067-5
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Abstract

Penicilliosis is a disease caused by Penicillium marneffei, a fungus endemic to Southeast Asia. Prior to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, infection was exceedingly rare, but penicilliosis is currently one of the most common opportunistic infections in persons with HIV/AIDS in some Asian countries. This paper describes the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and epidemiology of this emerging opportunistic infection and will focus on some gaps in our knowledge and directions for future research.

Keywords

PenicilliosisPenicillium marneffeiHIV/AIDSFungusOpportunistic infectionImmunosuppressionDiagnosisEpidemiologySymptomsProphylaxisPrevention

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA