Recent Trends in the Epidemiology of Fungal Infections

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2021 Jun;35(2):237-260. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2021.03.001.


The breadth of fungi causing human disease and the spectrum of clinical presentations associated with these infections has widened. Epidemiologic trends display dramatic shifts with expanding geographic ranges, identification of new at-risk groups, increasing prevalence of resistant infections, and emergence of novel multidrug-resistant pathogenic fungi. Certain fungi have been transmitted between patients in clinical settings. Major health events not typically associated with mycoses resulted in larger proportions of the population susceptible to secondary fungal infections. Many health care-related, environmental, and socioeconomic factors have influenced these epidemiologic shifts. This review summarizes updates to clinically significant fungal pathogens in North America.

PMID:34016277 | DOI:10.1016/j.idc.2021.03.001

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