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Bacterial, fungal coinfection uncommon in COVID-19 patients

Bacterial, fungal coinfection uncommon in COVID-19 patients

Bacterial, fungal coinfection uncommon in COVID-19 patients Bacterial, fungal coinfection uncommon in COVID-19 patients (HealthDay)—Bacterial and fungal infections are uncommon in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but coinfection is associated with high mortality and antibiotic use is widespread, according to a study published in the July issue of Infection Control & Hospital …

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    Cannabis smoking may increase risk for fungal infection

    Cannabis smoking may increase risk for fungal infection

    Cannabis smoking may increase risk for fungal infection Cannabis smoking may increase risk for fungal infection (HealthDay)—The likelihood of having a fungal infection was increased in association with cannabis use in 2016, according to a study published online May 13 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers …

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      Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fueling drug resistance

      Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fueling drug resistance 3

      Gram stain of meningococci from a culture showing Gram negative (pink) bacteria, often in pairs. Credit: public domain A common first-line treatment approach for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance, new University of Liverpool research warns. Published in the journal mBio, the …

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        A new way to fight deadly fungal infections

        A new way to fight deadly fungal infections 4

        Credit: CC0 Public Domain Only a small fraction of the more than one million species of fungi can cause infectious disease in humans. But for the growing population of people with weakened immune systems in the United States and around the world, a fungal infection can be serious, even deadly, …

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          Study reveals how fungal biofilm structure impacts lung disease

          Study reveals how fungal biofilm structure impacts lung disease 6

          Aspergillus fumigatusin vivo fungal lesion during murine infection. Aspergillus fumigatus (red) grows in compact fungal lesions or biofilms within airways during invasive pulmonary aspergillosis resulting in lesions that have little available oxygen. The host cells (blue) attack the invading fungal mass, but different strains of A. fumigatus differentially grow within …

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            Novel study reveals presence of fungal DNA in the fetal human gut

            Novel study reveals presence of fungal DNA in the fetal human gut 7

            Credit: CC0 Public Domain A recent human study published in The FASEB Journal discovered the presence of fungal communities in the fetal gut. The study marks the first of its kind to observe fungal DNA in this developmental setting. To conduct the experiment, researchers collected the first stool after birth …

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