Clues to the presence of pathogenic fungi in certain environments

Show simple item record Restrepo, A. Baumgardner, D. J. Bagagli, E. Cooper, C. R. McGinnis, M. R. Lazera, M. S. Barbosa, F. H. Bosco, SMG Camargo, ZPF Coelho, Kunie Iabuki Rabello Fortes, S. T. Franco, M. Montenegro, M. R. Sano, A. Wanke, B. 2016-01-24T12:30:59Z 2016-01-24T12:30:59Z 2000-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Medical Mycology. Oxford: B I O S Scientific Publishers Ltd, v. 38, p. 67-77, 2000.
dc.identifier.issn 1369-3786
dc.description.abstract The presence of various pathogenic fungi in rather unsuspected hosts and environments has always attracted the attention of the scientific community. Reports on the putative role of animals in fungal infections of humans bear important consequences on public health as well as on the understanding of fungal ecology. Fungi are ubiquitous in nature and their great capacity for adaptation allows them to survive and indeed, to thrive, in plants, trees and other natural substrata. Nonetheless, we are just beginning to learn the significance that these diverse fungal habitats have on the increasing number of immunosuppressed individuals. the accidental or permanent presence of fungi in animals, plants, soils and watercourses should not be taken too lightly because they constitute the source where potential pathogens will be contracted. If those fungal habitats that carry the largest risks of exposure could be defined, if seasonal variations in the production of infectious propagules could be determined, and if their mode of transmission were to be assessed, it would be possible to develop protective measures in order to avoid human infection. Additionally, unsuspected avenues for the exploration of fungal survival strategies would be opened, thus enhancing our capacity to react properly to their advancing limits. This paper explores several ecological connections between human pathogenic fungi and certain animals, trees, waterways and degraded organic materials. the occurrence of such connections in highly endemic areas will hopefully furnish more precise clues to fungal habitats and allow the design of control programs aimed at avoiding human infection. en
dc.format.extent 67-77
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher B I O S Scientific Publishers Ltd
dc.relation.ispartof Medical Mycology
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject armadillos en
dc.subject bamboo rats en
dc.subject jungle trees en
dc.subject pathogenic fungi en
dc.title Clues to the presence of pathogenic fungi in certain environments en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Corp Invest Biol
dc.contributor.institution Univ Wisconsin
dc.contributor.institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institution Univ Texas
dc.contributor.institution FIOCRUZ
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Univ Fed Roraima
dc.contributor.institution Chiba Univ
dc.description.affiliation Corp Invest Biol, Medellin, Colombia
dc.description.affiliation Univ Wisconsin, Sch Med, Dept Family Med, St Lukes Family Practice Ctr, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA
dc.description.affiliation Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Microbiol & Imunol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Texas, Med Branch, Dept Pathol, Galveston, TX 77550 USA
dc.description.affiliation FIOCRUZ, Hosp Evandro Chagas, Ctr Pesquisas, Serv Micol Med, BR-21045900 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation UNIFESP, Escola Paulista Med, Disciplina Biol Celular, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation UNESP, Fac Med, Dept Patol, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Roraima, Grajau, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Chiba Univ, Pathogen Fungi & Microbial Toxicoses Res Ctr, Chiba 280, Japan
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp UNIFESP, Escola Paulista Med, Disciplina Biol Celular, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/mmy.38.s1.67.77
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000166958800009


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