Meeting the challenges of an emerging pathogen: The Henry Schueler 41&9 foundation international forum on mucormycosis

Thomas J. Walsh, Bruce E. Bloom, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis

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Abstract

Invasive mucormycosis comprises a group of uncommon but emerging life-threatening pulmonary, sinal, rhinocerebral, and disseminated infections, which cause debilitating morbidity and severe mortality in our most vulnerable pediatric and adult immunocompromised patients. While important advances are being achieved in understanding the epidemiology, molecular taxonomy, pathogenesis, pharmacology, host defenses, and microbiology of these infections, there are critical needs for improving these approaches for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This supplement is dedicated to the memory and courage of Hank Schueler, who fought valiantly against this infection. It provides a comprehensive resource for current approaches to management of this infection and also reviews the key advances against invasive mucormycosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume54
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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