Clinical Practice of Medical Mycology in Asia

  • Arunaloke Chakrabarti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Pages 1-6
  3. Epidemiology in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Shivaprakash M. Rudramurthy, Dipika Shaw
      Pages 9-37
    3. Arunaloke Chakrabarti
      Pages 39-49
    4. Arunaloke Chakrabarti
      Pages 51-63
  4. Special Population

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Subhash Todi
      Pages 67-74
    3. Atul K. Patel
      Pages 75-84
    4. Tanu Singhal
      Pages 85-99
    5. Subramanian Swaminathan
      Pages 101-117
    6. Pankaj Malhotra
      Pages 119-134
  5. Fungal Allergy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Valliappan Muthu, Ritesh Agarwal
      Pages 137-164
    3. Arunaloke Chakrabarti
      Pages 165-176
  6. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Ziauddin Khan, Suhail Ahmad
      Pages 179-197
    3. Anup Ghosh, Sanjay Bhattacharya
      Pages 207-219
  7. Clinical Practice and Management in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Shivaprakash M. Rudramurthy, Harsimran Kaur
      Pages 223-242
    3. Yee-Chun Chen
      Pages 243-255
    4. Ban-Hock Tan
      Pages 257-270
    5. O. C. Abraham
      Pages 271-277
    6. Arunaloke Chakrabarti
      Pages 279-292
    7. Ariya Chindamporn, Navaporn Worasilchai
      Pages 293-316
    8. Rajeev Soman, Ayesha Sunavala
      Pages 317-323

About this book


This book discusses the unique epidemiology of fungal infections in Asia, illustrating that the situation in these countries is different from that in Western countries in terms of the causative species, natural history and management strategies. Asia, the world’s largest continent and home to more than half the global population, has conditions that favor the growth of many fungi, including a number of unique species. Further, socio-economic conditions such as overcrowding, compromised health care facilities and lack of awareness add to the morbidity and mortality due to fungal diseases in this part of the world. Since the majority of Asian countries do not have good diagnostic mycology laboratories, antifungal management is often based on experience. The limited data from Asian countries suggest a very high incidence of fungal infections.

This book addresses epidemiology of fungal infections in general and specific populations of Asia, fungal allergy, and diagnosis and management in resource-limited environments. The book is must read for busy clinicians, microbiologists and critical care providers.


Epidemiology of opportunistic mycoses Opportunistic mycoses in ICU Asive candidiasis in Asia Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Fungal rhinosinusitis

Editors and affiliations

  • Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)ChandigarhIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9458-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9459-1
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