Fungal Infection: A Recent Concern for Physician

Authors

  • HAM Nazmul Ahasan Professor of Medicine, Popular Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nawsabah Noor Registrar, Department of Medicine, Popular Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i3.61367

Keywords:

Fungal infection, Deep mycoses, Aspergilloma, Mucor mycosis, Blastomycosis, Histoplasmosis, Candidaemia, Superficial fungal infection, Systemic fungal infection

Abstract

Fungal diseases are an important determinant of survival in immunocompromised patients and in patients with chronic illnesses. Fungal infections in Bangladesh are diverse, and many studies have documented their frequency. A better understanding of the epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnostic method of fungal infection is integral to improving outcomes. In this review, we discuss the emergence of fungal infection along with the clinical pictures, diagnosis, and treatment of different fungal infections that are prevalent in our country. It is hoped that this article will create greater awareness of the burden of fungal infections on public health and promote effective diagnosis and therapy.

Bangladesh J Medicine 2022; 33: 235-240

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Published

2022-08-30

How to Cite

Ahasan, H. N. ., & Noor, N. . (2022). Fungal Infection: A Recent Concern for Physician. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 33(3), 235–240. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i3.61367

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Review Articles