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Penicilliosis

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Due to Dimorphic Fungi

  1. Maria Anna Viviani MD Associate Professor of Hygiene1,
  2. Nongnuch Vanittanakom Dr rer nat Professor of Medical Microbiology2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0156

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Viviani, M. A. and Vanittanakom, N. 2010. Penicilliosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universita degli Studi di Milano, Laboratory of Medical Mycology, Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Milano, Italy

  2. 2

    Chiang Mai University, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Etiologic Agent
  • 2
    History
  • 3
    Epidemiology
  • 4
    Mycology
  • 5
    Host Responses
  • 6
    Laboratory Diagnosis
  • 7
    Therapy
  • 8
    Fungal Genetics

Keywords:

  • Penicilliosis;
  • Penicillium marneffei-only species known to be dimorphic in genus Penicillium;
  • P. marneffei infection and bamboo exposure;
  • P. marneffei in culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar as mycelial fungus typical of genus;
  • clinical presentation of Penicilliosis marneffei-in patients with and without HIV infection;
  • host response to P. marneffei invasion-mononuclear phagocytic cells of lung and reticuloendothelial system;
  • microscopic examination;
  • fungal genetics