Explore the latest in fungal infections, including recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous and systemic infection.
This diagnostic study examines the diagnostic performance of a lateral-flow assay in detecting Aspergillus species in patients presenting with bacterial or fungal infection.
This case report describes a diagnosis of Aspergillus thermomutatus endophthalmitis in a patient with a recent history of allogeneic stem cell transplant.
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses current recommendations regarding prevention of Pneumocystis pneumonia in patients who are immunocompromised.
This case report describes large, annular, scaly, and erythematous plaques in the axillae and legs extending from the groin as well as involvement of the chest surrounding the areola.
This case series study investigated the clinical features and prognoses associated with fungal endophthalmitis resulting from contaminated medical products.
An 81-year-old woman was referred for darkly pigmented corneal lesions affecting the corneal endothelium and stroma after uncomplicated right cataract surgery 2 years earlier. She was being treated with maintenance loteprednol, 0.5%, eye drops for persistent low-grade anterior uveitis. What would you do next?
This case report describes an immunocompetent woman in her 30s with daily vertex headaches over 13 months duration who developed spontaneous galactorrhea and was diagnosed with noninvasive fungal sinusitis.
This Medical News feature examines the relatively newly identified fungus Candida auris, a hardy species that can resist treatment with antifungal agents, is highly contagious, and is associated with serious infections and significant mortality.
This case report describes multiple coalescing brownish black macules with irregular borders over the left palm and palmar aspect of the digits, with black pigmentary accentuation over the creases.
This randomized clinical trial compares cure rates, treatment durations, safety profiles, and relapse rates of itraconazole, 100, 200, and 400 mg/d, for the treatment of tinea corporis/cruris in adult patients.
This case report describes a 23-year-old man with excessive sweating of the bilateral palms and 20 yellow nails.
An 18-year-old woman had a 14-year history of recurrent skin, nail, and oral mucosal abnormalities, treated with 3- to 6-month courses of itraconazole; the abnormalities typically recurred within 6 to 12 months of discontinuing itraconazole. Skin scrapings from the lower extremities demonstrated fungal elements; fungal culture of the skin scrapings grew Candida albicans. What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?
This case report describes a verrucous oval plaque with central atrophy on the right thigh.
A 29-year-old woman presented with postnasal drip, pharyngitis, odynophagia, cervicalgia, cervical lymphadenopathy, and right-sided otalgia that had persisted for more than a week; what is your diagnosis?
An otherwise healthy man in his 60s with no prior history of smoking, head and neck surgeries, or radiation exposure presented with a 1-year medical history of progressively worsening hoarseness and dyspnea. What is your diagnosis?
This case report describes multiple erythematous to hyperpigmented plaques comprising concentric rings with associated scale on the upper back.
A 55-year-old man with advanced primary open-angle glaucoma presented with 1 day of decreased vision and eye pain. He had undergone trabeculectomy and 5-fluorouracil injection 1 month prior. What would you do next?
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