Human Fungal Pathogens

  • Oliver Kurzai

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Basics of Fungal Virulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amy Whittington, Neil A. R. Gow, Bernhard Hube
      Pages 3-18
    3. Lanay Tierney, Katarzyna Tyc, Edda Klipp, Karl Kuchler
      Pages 45-74
  3. Immune Response to Fungal Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Sarah E. Hardison, Gordon D. Brown
      Pages 77-96
    3. Robert J. Evans, Robin C. May
      Pages 97-108
    4. Cristina Cunha, Franco Aversa, Luigina Romani, Agostinho Carvalho
      Pages 109-127
    5. Mike Hasenberg, Sven Krappmann, Matthias Gunzer
      Pages 141-160
    6. Günther Weindl, Julian R. Naglik, David L. Moyes, Martin Schaller
      Pages 161-176
  4. Clinical Presentations and Epidemiology of Fungal Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Philippe M. Hauser, Joseph A. Kovacs
      Pages 191-203
    3. Caroline B. Moore, Malcolm D. Richardson
      Pages 205-228
    4. Birgit Willinger, Daniela Kienzl, Oliver Kurzai
      Pages 229-259
  5. Treatment of Fungal Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Maria J. G. T. Vehreschild, Kerstin Wahlers, Oliver A. Cornely
      Pages 263-280
    3. Fedja Farowski, Oliver A. Cornely
      Pages 281-290
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-298

About this book


Whereas plant and insect infections are commonly caused by fungi, only a small minority of the vast diversity of fungal species is pathogenic to humans. Despite this, fungal infections cause considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. This volume is dedicated to the biology, clinical presentation and management of invasive fungal infections. Major pathogenic fungi are introduced by world-leading experts and the basic principles of fungal virulence are reviewed in the light of new results and experimental technologies that offer unprecedented insights into invasive infections caused by Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, Pneumocystis and Mucorales. In parallel, the clinical presentation of invasive fungal infections and current approaches to their diagnosis and treatment are summarized to provide an overview of human pathogenic fungi, linking pathogen biology to the clinical presentation of disease.


Clinical treatment Diagnosis Epidemiology Fungal infections Fungal virulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver Kurzai
    • 1
  1. 1.Friedrich Schiller University of JenaJenaGermany

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