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16-01-2024 | Climate Change

Climate Change Exacerbating Fungal Disease Disparities

Authors: Alexandro Bonifaz, Eduardo García-Salazar, María Guadalupe Frías-De-León

Published in: Current Fungal Infection Reports | Issue 1/2024

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Abstract

Purposeof Review

Climate change (CC) can influence the dynamics of infectious and non-infectious diseases caused by fungal agents. We reviewed the current literature on disparities in fungal diseases associated with CC.

Recent Findings

CC has influenced the changes in the fungi ecology and the diseases they cause.

Summary

The increase in global temperature has caused disparities in mycoses: the appearance of new pathogens, such as Candida auris and Trichophyton indotineae, an increase in the severity of cases of blastomycosis and dermatophytosis, exacerbation of allergies, as well as the appearance of mycoses considered endemic in different non-endemic areas. This situation constitutes a wake-up call to focus efforts on adequately diagnosing and treating these diseases.
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Metadata
Title
Climate Change Exacerbating Fungal Disease Disparities
Authors
Alexandro Bonifaz
Eduardo García-Salazar
María Guadalupe Frías-De-León
Publication date
16-01-2024
Publisher
Springer US
Keyword
Climate Change
Published in
Current Fungal Infection Reports / Issue 1/2024
Print ISSN: 1936-3761
Electronic ISSN: 1936-377X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12281-023-00479-9

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