When Aspergillus fumigatus Meets the Man

  • Sarah Sze Wah Wong
  • Jean-Paul LatgéEmail author


Aspergillus fumigatus is one of the most ubiquitous opportunistic fungal pathogen, which can cause life-threatening invasive pulmonary infections in immunocompromised populations. Upon the inhalation of the A. fumigatus conidia, the encounter between the fungus and the host presents a complex interplay. This chapter will summarize the host innate immunity against A. fumigatus, and emphasize on the host immune evasion mechanisms of A. fumigatus.


Aspergillus fumigatus Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis Innate immunity Pattern-recognition receptors Pathogen-associated molecular patterns Antifungal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mycology, Unité des AspergillusInstitut PasteurParisFrance

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