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Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2010 May;7(3):210-5. doi: 10.1513/pats.200906-033AL.

Mucormycosis, pseudallescheriasis, and other uncommon mold infections.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance, California 90502, USA.

Abstract

Serious infections due to non-Aspergillus molds are being encountered with increasing frequency. Factors likely responsible for the rise of these infections include aging populations in countries with advanced medical technologies, the resultant increase in incidence of many cancers, increasingly intensive myeloablative therapies for these cancers, increasingly intensive care for critically ill patients, and increases in the frequency of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Although diagnostic and therapeutic modalities have improved, mortality rates for invasive mold infections remain high. In this review, we summarize current knowledge about non-Aspergillus mold infections of the chest, with a focus on risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment.

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20463250
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PMC3266012
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10.1513/pats.200906-033AL
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