Endemic Mycosis in Transplant Populations
114.0 - Endemic Mycosis in Transplant Populations
Presenter: John, Baddley, Birmingham, AL, USA
Authors: John Baddley
John Baddley is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. John serves as Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases and Director of the UAB Transplant Infectious Disease Clinic. He is also Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) and Director of the BVAMC Infection Control Program. Dr. Baddley has authored or coauthored a number of manuscripts and book chapters on topics such transplant-related fungal infections, antifungal therapy and impact of immune therapies on infection. His research interests include the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections in transplant recipients, impact of immune therapies on infection and infection control.
The endemic mycoses are diverse group of fungi that cause disease in healthy and immunocompromised hosts. Typically, they occupy a specific ecologic niche in the environment, and they exhibit temperature dimorphism. This presentation discusses histoplasmosis, paracoccidioidomycosis and coccidioidomycosis in transplant patients, with a focus on emerging infections in Central and South America.
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