Immunology of Fungal Infections

  • K. Bayston
  • C. Tang
  • J. Cohen
Part of the Immunology and Medicine Series book series (IMME, volume 25)


Fungi are widely distributed in the environment, yet systemic fungal infections occur infrequently in normal individuals. Recently there has been a significant rise in the incidence of opportunistic infections in patients with impaired host defences, in part due to the increasing use of antineoplastic and immunosuppressive agents, and more recently as a consequence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In this chapter we will summarize some general aspects of fungal immunology, and then give a more detailed account of host responses to the important opportunistic and primary pathogenic fungi. Tropical mycoses and dermatophytes have been excluded.


Candida Albicans Invasive Aspergillosis Cryptococcus Neoformans Histoplasma Capsulatum Anticandidal Activity 
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