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Revista Iberoamericana de Micología

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457646/-molecular-identification-and-in-vitro-antifungal-susceptibility-of-blood-isolates-of-the-candida-parapsilosis-species-complex-in-venezuela
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Xiomara Moreno, Vera Reviakina, María M Panizo, Giusseppe Ferrara, Nataly García, Víctor Alarcón, María F Garcés, Maribel Dolande
BACKGROUND: Candida parapsilosis is a species complex consisting of Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto, Candida orthopsilosis, and Candida metapsilosis. Studies worldwide have described its epidemiology and susceptibility to antifungal agents. AIMS: The aims of this study were to carry out the molecular identification of blood isolates belonging to the Candida parapsilosis species complex, and to determine their in vitro susceptibility to antifungals of systemic use...
April 27, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462859/exfoliative-erythroderma-and-palmoplantar-hyperkeratosis-associated-with-majocchi-s-granuloma-by-trichophyton-tonsurans-in-a-patient-with-aids
#2
Marcelo R Lyra, Bruna Muniz Álvarez, Andrea L Lanziano, Maria Auxiliadora A Imbeth, Adriana M Sá, Tullia Cuzzi, Jeferson C Oliveira, Armando O Schubach
BACKGROUND: Dermatophytoses are skin superficial mycoses in which clinical manifestations are directly related to the virulence of the infecting microorganism or the host immunity. CASE REPORT: We describe a severe case of dermatophytosis associated with exfoliative erythroderma, substantial palmoplantar keratoderma, onychodystrophy affecting all nails, diffuse non-scarring alopecia and tissue fungal invasion by Trichophyton tonsurans, which led us to the diagnosis of AIDS...
April 24, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431891/-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-an-old-disease-with-new-challenges
#3
María Soledad Miró, Emilse Rodríguez, Cecilia Vigezzi, Paula Alejandra Icely, Marcelo Gonzaga de Freitas Araújo, Fernando Oscar Riera, Lara Vargas, Claudio Abiega, Juan Pablo Caeiro, Claudia Elena Sotomayor
Vulvovaginal candidiasis is an old disease that, even in a modern world, continues to have a high incidence. Despite the therapeutic advances, treatments are not always effective, and our understanding of the pathogenesis of this fungal infection is still incomplete. A discussion is presented in this article on the most significant developments related to the fungal virulence factors, the role of the immunological mechanisms involved in the vaginal protection, and the genetic alterations that confer susceptibility to the recurrent form of this mycosis...
April 18, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392225/simple-low-cost-differentiation-of-candida-auris-from-candida-haemulonii-complex-using-chromagar-candida-medium-supplemented-with-pal-s-medium
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Anil Kumar, Arun Sachu, Karthika Mohan, Vivek Vinod, Kavitha Dinesh, Shamsul Karim
BACKGROUND: Candida auris is unique due to its multidrug resistance and misidentification as Candida haemulonii by commercial systems. Its correct identification is important to avoid inappropriate treatments. AIMS: To develop a cheap method for differentiating C. auris from isolates identified as C. haemulonii by VITEK2. METHODS: Fifteen C. auris isolates, six isolates each of C. haemulonii and Candida duobushaemulonii, and one isolate of Candida haemulonii var...
April 6, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391953/-efficacy-of-the-treatment-and-secondary-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-aids-related-histoplasmosis-experience-at-the-francisco-j-mu%C3%A3-iz-infectious-diseases-hospital-in-buenos-aires
#5
Ricardo Negroni, Fernando Messina, Alicia Arechavala, Gabriela Santiso, Mario Bianchi
BACKGROUND: Classic histoplasmosis is a systemic endemic mycosis due to Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum. A significant reduction in the morbidity and mortality of AIDS-related histoplasmosis has been observed since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and secondary antifungal prophylaxis. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the current state of prognosis and treatment response of HIV-positive patients with histoplasmosis in the Francisco J...
April 5, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385421/prevalence-of-candida-albicans-candida-dubliniensis-and-candida-africana-in-pregnant-women-suffering-from-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-in-argentina
#6
María Josefina Mucci, María Luján Cuestas, María Fernanda Landanburu, María Teresa Mujica
BACKGROUND: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a vulvovaginitis commonly diagnosed in gynecology care. In recent years, the taxonomy of the most important pathogenic Candida species, such as Candida albicans have undergone significant changes. AIMS: This study examined the prevalence of C. albicans, Candida africana, and Candida dubliniensis in vaginal specimens from 210 pregnant women suffering from vulvovaginitis or having asymptomatic colonization. METHODS: Phenotypic and molecular methods were used for the identification of the species...
April 3, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363488/-kerion-of-the-vulva-a-common-pathology-in-an-unusual-location
#7
LETTER
Tamara Gracia-Cazaña, Ana Milagro, Antonio Rezusta, Yolanda Gilaberte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254367/endophytic-fungi-associated-with-roots-of-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera-in-coastal-dunes
#8
Fadila Mohamed Mahmoud, Zoulikha Krimi, Jose G Maciá-Vicente, Mohamed Brahim Errahmani, Luis V Lopez-Llorca
BACKGROUND: Symbiotic interactions with fungal endophytes are argued to be responsible for the tolerance of plants to some stresses and for their adaptation to natural conditions. AIMS: In this study we aimed to examine the endophytic fungal diversity associated with roots of date palms growing in coastal dune systems, and to screen this collection of endophytes for potential use as biocontrol agents, for antagonistic activity and mycoparasitism, and as producers of antifungal compounds with potential efficacy against root diseases of date palm...
February 26, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215482/enzymatic-characterization-of-clinical-and-environmental-cryptococcus-neoformans-strains-isolated-in-italy
#9
Gabriella Pini, Elisabetta Faggi, Enza Campisi
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast causing mainly opportunistic infections. The virulence factors involved in cryptococcosis pathogenesis include the presence and the size of the polysaccharide capsule, the production of melanin by phenoloxidase, the growth at 37°C and the enzyme secretion like proteinase, phospholipase and urease. Many other enzymes are secreted by C. neoformans but their role in the fungus virulence is not yet known. AIMS: In order to investigate this topic, we compared the phospholipase production between strains from patients and from bird droppings, and we examined its relationship to phenoloxidase production...
February 16, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214276/-in-vitro-antifungal-activity-of-azoles-and-amphotericin-b-against-malassezia-furfur-by-the-clsi-m27-a3-microdilution-and-etest-%C3%A2-methods
#10
Juan Camilo Galvis-Marín, María Ximena Rodríguez-Bocanegra, Adriana Del Pilar Pulido-Villamarín, Rubiela Castañeda-Salazar, Adriana Marcela Celis-Ramírez, Melva Yomary Linares-Linares
BACKGROUND: Malassezia furfur is a human skin commensal yeast that can cause skin and opportunistic systemic infections. Given its lipid dependant status, the reference methods established by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) to evaluate antifungal susceptibility in yeasts are not applicable. AIMS: To evaluate the in vitro susceptibility of M. furfur isolates from infections in humans to antifungals of clinical use. METHODS: The susceptibility profile to amphotericin B, itraconazole, ketoconazole and voriconazole of 20 isolates of M...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214275/detection-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-by-nested-pcr-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
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Cristina Rodrigues Santos, Ângela M de Assis, Edson A Luz, Luzia Lyra, Ivan F Toro, José Claudio C Seabra, Dira H Daldin, Tathiane U Marcalto, Marcos T Galasso, Ronaldo F Macedo, Angélica Z Schreiber, Francisco H Aoki
BACKGROUND: Nested PCR can be used to determine the status of Pneumocystis jirovecii infection in other lung diseases. AIMS: This study sought to detect a target DNA fragment (mitochondrial large subunit rRNA or mtL SUrRNA) of P. jirovecii in patients with lung disease who underwent bronchoscopy with collection of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). METHODS: The results from toluidine blue staining were compared with those obtained using molecular methods that included an "in house" DNA extraction procedure, PCR and nested PCR...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214274/intra-abdominal-fungal-pseudomycetoma-in-two-cats
#12
Matheus V Bianchi, Cláudio J M Laisse, Thainã P Vargas, Flademir Wouters, Fabiana M Boabaid, Saulo P Pavarini, Laerte Ferreiro, David Driemeier
BACKGROUND: Pseudomycetomas are deep cutaneous to subcutaneous lesions caused by Microsporum canis mainly described in Persian cats, with few reports of intra-abdominal location. This report describes the clinical signs and lesions of intra-abdominal pseudomycetomas caused by M. canis in two Persian cats. CASE REPORT: Two Persian cats with a history of previous laparotomy (ovariohysterectomy and nephrostomy) and fecal impaction were examined. Cat #1 was euthanized and subjected to necropsy, histopathology and mycological evaluation...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214273/candidaemia-due-to-candida-parapsilosis-species-complex-at-a-hospital-in-brazil-clinical-characteristics-and-antifungal-susceptibility-profile
#13
Débora de Souza Olartechea de Alencar, Rosianne Assis de Sousa Tsujisaki, Fernanda Luiza Espinosa Spositto, Maína de Oliveira Nunes, Adriana Araújo de Almeida, Marilena Dos Anjos Martins, Marcia de Souza Carvalho Melhem, Marilene Rodrigues Chang
BACKGROUND: Recent decades have seen a global emergence of candidaemia caused by non-Candida albicans Candida species, particularly the Candida parapsilosis complex. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical features and antifungal susceptibility profiles of isolates belonging to the C. parapsilosis species complex in patients with candidaemia in a midwestern Brazilian tertiary-care teaching hospital. METHODS: Yeast identification was performed using an automated Vitek 2 Compact system...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214272/fungal-monitoring-of-the-indoor-air-of-the-museo-de-la-plata-herbarium-argentina
#14
Andrea C Mallo, Lorena A Elíades, Daniela S Nitiu, Mario C N Saparrat
BACKGROUND: Biological agents, such as fungal spores in the air in places where scientific collections are stored, can attack and deteriorate them. AIMS: The aim of this study was to gather information on the indoor air quality of the Herbarium of Vascular Plants of the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de La Plata, Argentina, in relation to fungal propagules and inert particles. METHODS: This study was made using a volumetric system and two complementary sampling methods: (1) a non-viable method for direct evaluation, and (2) a viable method by culture for viable fungal propagules...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214271/rapid-detection-of-cryptococcus-gattii-sensu-lato-using-gold-nanoparticles
#15
LETTER
Fernanda H Maruyama, Daphine A J de Paula, Olivia C Favalessa, Rosane C Hahn, Paula G Cezarino, Janaína M A Rosa, Luciano Nakazato, Valéria Dutra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214270/-identification-of-yeast-clinical-isolates-in-vaginal-discharge-from-women-attending-public-health-clinics-in-le%C3%A3-n-nicaragua
#16
LETTER
Rosa Moreno, William Morales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169110/-role-of-g-protein-alpha-sub-units-in-the-morphogenic-processes-of-filamentous-ascomycota-fungi
#17
Ramón O García-Rico, Francisco Fierro
The phylum Ascomycota comprises about 75% of all the fungal species described, and includes species of medical, phytosanitary, agricultural, and biotechnological importance. The ability to spread, explore, and colonise new substrates is a feature of critical importance for this group of organisms. In this regard, basic processes such as conidial germination, the extension of hyphae and sporulation, make up the backbone of development in most filamentous fungi. These processes require specialised morphogenic machinery, coordinated and regulated by mechanisms that are still being elucidated...
February 3, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169109/evaluation-of-the-infection-process-by-lecanicillium-fungicola-in-agaricus-bisporus-by-scanning-electron-microscopy
#18
Janaira Santana Nunes, Manuela Rocha de Brito, Diego Cunha Zied, Eloisa Aparecida das Graças Leite, Eustáquio Souza Dias, Eduardo Alves
BACKGROUND: Lecanicillium fungicola causes dry bubble disease in Agaricus bisporus mushrooms leading to significant economic losses in commercial production. AIMS: To monitor the infection process of L. fungicola in Brazilian strains of A. bisporus. METHODS: The interaction between the mycelium of L. fungicola (LF.1) and three strains of A. bisporus (ABI 7, ABI 11/14 and ABI 11/21) was studied. Electron microscopy and X-ray microanalyses of vegetative growth and basidiocarp infection were evaluated...
February 3, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131716/nosocomial-fungemia-by-candida-auris-first-four-reported-cases-in-continental-europe
#19
Alba Cecilia Ruiz Gaitán, Ana Moret, José Luis López Hontangas, José Miguel Molina, Ana Isabel Aleixandre López, Alicia Hernández Cabezas, Juan Mollar Maseres, Rabat Chouman Arcas, María Dolores Gómez Ruiz, Miguel Ángel Chiveli, Emilia Cantón, Javier Pemán
BACKGROUND: Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast that can cause invasive infections and is associated with high mortality. It is typically resistant to fluconazole and voriconazole and, some cases, also to echinocandins and amphotericin B. This species, phylogenetically related to Candida haemulonii, is frequently misidentified by commercial identification techniques in clinical laboratories; therefore, the real prevalence of C. auris infections may be underestimated...
January 25, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109772/trichoderma-virens-as-a-biocontrol-of-toxocara-canis-in-vivo-evaluation
#20
Fernando de Souza Maia Filho, Anelise Oliveira da Silva Fonseca, Beatriz Maroneze Persici, Julia de Souza Silveira, Caroline Quintana Braga, Luciana Pötter, Sônia de Avila Botton, Daniela Isabel Brayer Pereira
BACKGROUND: Microorganisms have been widely studied as biological control agents of parasites of medical and veterinary importance. Coprophagous arthropods, bacteria and fungi are among the different organisms evaluated as potential biological control agents. Nematophagous fungi capture and digest the free forms of nematodes in the soil. Due to its zoonotic potential, Toxocara canis have been brought to the attention of researchers. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to determine whether the administration of embryonated T...
January 18, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
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