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Fungus — Medscape Commentaries

CDC Expert Commentaries on Medscape are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC's authoritative guidance directly to Medscape's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. The Division contributes regular Medscape commentaries, including those below.

 

 

 

Fungal Disease: A Growing Nemesis

March 12, 2014

CDC expert Dr. Tom Chiller discusses the increase in fungal disease and the importance of accurate diagnosis.

More information on fungal diseases.

Valley Fever: Diagnosis and Treatment

Photo: Dr. Benjamin Park   - Valley Fever: Diagnosis and Treatment  - Medscape

July 24, 2013

CDC expert Dr. Benjamin Park talks to clinicians about diagnosis and treatment of valley fever, a respiratory infection caused by inhaling the airborne spores of the fungus Coccidioides.

More Information about Valley Fever
Valley Fever Fact Sheet [PDF - 2 pages]

Fungal Endophthalmitis: Diagnosis and Treatment

Photo: Dr. Rachel Smith  - Fungal Endophthalmitis: Diagnosis and Treatment  - Medscape

November 12, 2012

CDC expert Dr. Rachel Smith discusses diagnosis and treatment of fungal endophthalmitis, an inflammation in the intraocular cavities of the eye.

Fungal Infection Outbreak: What Should Physicians Be Doing?

Photo: Dr. Tom Chiller - Fungal Infection Outbreak: What Should Physicians Be Doing?  - Medscape

October 31, 2012

CDC expert Dr. Tom Chiller provides clinical guidance related to the multistate fungal meningitis outbreak among patients who received contaminated steroid injections.

More Information about the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Mucormycosis: When to Think Fungal Infection

Photo: Dr. Benjamin Park   - Valley Fever: Diagnosis and Treatment  - Medscape

October 3, 2012

CDC expert Benjamin Park explains to clinicians when to suspect fungal infections.

More Information about Mucormycosis
Mucormycosis Fact Sheet [PDF - 1 page]

 
 
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