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Historical Introduction: Evolution of Knowledge of the Fungi and Mycoses from Hippocrates to the Twenty-First Century

Medical Mycology

Background and Basic Information

  1. Edouard Drouhet MD (Deceased) Formerly Professor of Mycology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0128

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Drouhet, E. 2010. Historical Introduction: Evolution of Knowledge of the Fungi and Mycoses from Hippocrates to the Twenty-First Century. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Pasteur Institute, Mycology Unit, Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Fungi in Nature and Pathology: Classification
  • 2
    Milestones of Medical Mycology
  • 3
    Concept of Pathogenicity
  • 4
    History of the Principal Fungi Responsible for Mycoses
  • 5
    Opportunistic Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi as Agents of Deep Systemic or Visceral Mycoses
  • 6
    Systemic Mycoses Caused by Dimorphic Fungi
  • 7
    Subcutaneous Mycoses and Other Deep Mycoses
  • 8
    Historical Developments in Medical Mycology
  • 9
    Historical Evolution of the Diagnostic Mycology Laboratory
  • 10
    Immunodiagnosis of Invasive, Deep Mycoses
  • 11
    Circulating Fungal Antigens
  • 12
    Sensitivity Testing of Antifungal Agents
  • 13
    Final Conclusions
  • 14
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • medical mycology and discovery of human and animal mycoses principal agents;
  • medical mycology milestones;
  • spores in allergies and mycoses of humans and other animals;
  • history of principal fungi responsible for mycoses;
  • systemic mycoses and dimorphic fungi;
  • opportunistic yeasts and filamentous fungi-agents of deep systemic or visceral mycoses;
  • Candida spp. and candidoses;
  • education in medical mycology