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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2016 Mar;30(1):143-163

Authors: Farmakiotis D, Kontoyiannis DP

Life-threatening infections from virulent, angioinvasive molds of the order Mucorales are being recognized with increasing frequency in immunosuppressed hosts. Advances in the understanding of pathogenesis, early diagnosis, and the recent availability of active, nontoxic drugs have improved the prospects for effective control and even cure of this devastating infection. However, rates of delayed diagnosis and mortality are still high, partially because of the low yield and complexity of culture-based and molecular diagnostic methods. Therefore, there is an urgent need for novel diagnostic modalities and effective therapeutic approaches.

PMID: 26897065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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