Penicillium marneffei Infection: Knowledge, Gaps, and Future Directions

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

Penicilliosis Penicillium marneffei HIV/AIDS Fungus Opportunistic infection Immunosuppression Diagnosis Epidemiology Symptoms Prophylaxis Prevention 

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  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

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