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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Penicillium marneffei and its Pulmonary Involvements

Author(s): Yingqian Kang, Mark Feitelson, Sybren de Hoog and Wanqing Liao

Volume 8, Issue 5, 2012

Page: [356 - 364] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/157339812803832430

Price: $65


Penicillium marneffei, an endemic fungus in Southeast Asia and southern China, is the cause of opportunistic infection in HIV-infected patients who may present with respiratory symptoms, and abnormal chest radiographs. In this review, reports of Penicillium marneffei respiratory infections spanning the last 15 years will be summarized. This will include discussions on etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnoses, treatment and prognosis. Correct diagnosis and timely antifungal treatment should be helpful in reducing the high mortality rate associated with infection.

Keywords: AIDS, HIV, Penicillium marneffei, pulmonary involvements, Talaromyces

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