ISHAM NEWS! (06-11-2015)

Dear , An online CME initiative entitled 'The New Antifungal Toolkit' has been launched as an update on theraupeutic drug monitoring. All information can be found here.

The Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany has a vacancy for a medical doctor to work in diagnostic mycology. For information and applications, click here.

A one-day workshop on Fusarium will be organized in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 26 October, 2016. Participation is free; for information, click here. Note that a recent issue of Studies in Mycology has been published on Hypocreales, with taxonomically relevant papers on Acremonium, Fusarium and relatives. The paper is open access in Studies in mycology.

The annual meeting of the Belgian Society of Human and Animal Mycology is devoted to "New Technologies in Mycology". The meeting will take place on November 19th in Saintes (Domaine de 5 sens), Belgium, on November 19, 2015. For registration, click here, and this is the program.

The Brazilian Institute of Tropical Medicine in Sao Paulo recently organized a symposium on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of birthday of Carlos da Silva Lacaz. The closing conference was given by Gioconda San Blas and can be found here.

The 20st ISHAM Congress will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 30 June – 4 July, 2018. This is the website. We plan to involve many organizations that are active in areas related to medical mycology in the widest sense and at a truly global scale, and to keep up with latest developments in clinics and research. Suggestions are welcome any time.

Medical Mycology, vol. 53-7 and 8 have appeared and are freely available via your ISHAM login at For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Volume 53 Issue 7 September 2015

Karen Smith, Ranjith Rajendran, Stephen Kerr, David F. Lappin, William G. Mackay, Craig Williams, and Gordon Ramage
Editor's Choice: Aspergillus fumigatus enhances elastase production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa co-cultures
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 645-655 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv048
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Douglas Roberto Monteiro, Leonardo Perina Feresin, Laís Salomão Arias, Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão, Debora Barros Barbosa, and Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem
Effect of tyrosol on adhesion of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata to acrylic surfaces
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 656-665 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv052
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Roberta Iatta, Davide Immediato, Maria Rita Puttilli, Patrizia Danesi, Giuseppe Passantino, Antonio Parisi, Egidio Mallia, Domenico Otranto, and Claudia Cafarchia
Cryptococcus neoformans in the respiratory tract of squirrels, Callosciurus finlaysonii (Rodentia, Sciuridae)
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 666-673 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv045
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Jackson W. Presser and Erica M. Goss
Environmental sampling reveals that Pythium insidiosum is ubiquitous and genetically diverse in North Central Florida
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 674-683 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv054
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Xiurong Ding, Donghui Yan, Wei Sun, Zhaoyin Zeng, Ruirui Su, and Jianrong Su
Epidemiology and risk factors for nosocomial Non-Candida albicans candidemia in adult patients at a tertiary care hospital in North China
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 684-690 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv060
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Ping Zhan, Dongmei Li, Chong Wang, Jiufeng Sun, Chengfang Geng, Zhiwei Xiong, Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Weida Liu, and G. Sybren de Hoog
Epidemiological changes in tinea capitis over the sixty years of economic growth in China
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 691-698 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv057
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Gabriela A. Pena, Irene Coelho, María M. Reynoso, Carla Soleiro, and Lilia R. Cavaglieri
Characterization and genetic variability of feed-borne and clinical animal/human Aspergillus fumigatus strains using molecular markers
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 699-708 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv040
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Shilan Mohammadi, Soheila Khalilzadeh, Koroush Goudarzipour, Maryam Hassanzad, Alireza Mahdaviani, Nahid Aarabi, Mihan Pourabdollah, and Naseh Sigari
Bronchoalveolar galactomannan in invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: a prospective study in pediatric patients
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 709-716 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv053
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Takashi Sugita, Takashi Yamazaki, Shin Yamada, Hajime Takeoka, Otomi Cho, Takafumi Tanaka, Giichiro Ohno, Kentaro Watanabe, Koichi Makimura, Hiroshi Ohshima, Noriaki Ishioka, and Chiaki Mukai
Temporal changes in the skin Malassezia microbiota of members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE): A case study in Antarctica as a pseudo-space environment
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 717-724 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv041
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Inger Mattsby-Baltzer, Claudine Pinel, Javier Yugueros Marcos, Nahid Kondori, Leila Potton, Anne Thiebaut-Bertrand, Hervé Pelloux, and Muriel Cornet
IgG1 anti-cell wall and IgG2 anti-phosphopeptidomannan antibodies in the diagnosis of invasive candidiasis and heavy Candida colonization
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 725-735 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv037
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Mehmet A. Saracli, Annette W. Fothergill, Deanna A. Sutton, and Nathan P. Wiederhold
Editor's Choice: Detection of triazole resistance among Candida species by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 736-742 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv046
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Claudia Cafarchia, Roberta Iatta, Davide Immediato, Maria Rita Puttilli, and Domenico Otranto
Azole susceptibility of Malassezia pachydermatis and Malassezia furfur and tentative epidemiological cut-off values
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 743-748 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv049
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Greg Hodge, Stuart H. Cohen, and George R. Thompson III
In vitro interactions between amphotericin B and hydrocortisone: potential implications for intrathecal therapy
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 749-753 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv047
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Short Communications

E. Fréalle, N. Gantois, C. M. Aliouat-Denis, S. Leroy, C. Zawadzki, S. Perkhofer, E. M. Aliouat, and E. Dei-Cas
Comparison of different blood compartments for the detection of circulating DNA using a rat model of Pneumocystis pneumonia
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 754-759 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv050
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A. P. Bellanger, L. Millon, A. Berceanu, F. Grenouillet, F. E. Grenouillet, F. Larosa, and E. Deconinck
Combining Aspergillus mitochondrial and ribosomal QPCR, in addition to galactomannan assay, for early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in hematology patients
Med Mycol (September 2015) 53 (7): 760-764 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv051
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Volume 53 Issue 8 November 2015

Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Jacques Guillot, Pascal Arné, G. Sybren de Hoog, Johan W. Mouton, Willem J. G. Melchers, and Paul E. Verweij
Editor's Choice: Aspergillus and aspergilloses in wild and domestic animals: a global health concern with parallels to human disease
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 765-797 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv067
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Vit Hubka, Christoffer V. Nissen, Rasmus Hare Jensen, Maiken C. Arendrup, Adela Cmokova, Alena Kubatova, Magdalena Skorepova, and Miroslav Kolarik
Discovery of a sexual stage in Trichophyton onychocola, a presumed geophilic dermatophyte isolated from toenails of patients with a history of T. rubrum onychomycosis
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 798-809 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv044
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Xiu-Ping Hu, Rui-Ying Wang, Xuan Wang, Ya-Hui Cao, Yan-Qiong Chen, Hua-Zhen Zhao, Ji-Qin Wu, Xin-Hua Weng, Xin-Hua Gao, Ren-Hua Sun, and Li-Ping Zhu
Dectin-2 polymorphism associated with pulmonary cryptococcosis in HIV-uninfected Chinese patients
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 810-816 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv043
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Omar M. Shaaban, Ahmed M. Abbas, Ahmad M. Moharram, Mohammed M. Farhan, and Ibrahim H. Hassanen
Does vaginal douching affect the type of candidal vulvovaginal infection?
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 817-827 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv042
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Shao-Hung Wang, Mandy Shen, Hsin-Chieh Lin, Pei-Lun Sun, Hsiu-Jung Lo, and Jang-Jih Lu
Molecular epidemiology of invasive Candida albicans at a tertiary hospital in northern Taiwan from 2003 to 2011
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 828-836 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv065
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Sanjib K. Shrestha, Michelle Grilley, Thomas Anderson, Christine Dhiman, John Oblad, Cheng-Wei T. Chang, Kevin N. Sorensen, and Jon Y. Takemoto
In vitro antifungal synergy between amphiphilic aminoglycoside K20 and azoles against Candida species and Cryptococcus neoformans
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 837-844 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv063
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Roman Franiczek, Michał Gleńsk, Barbara Krzyżanowska, and Maciej Włodarczyk
β-Aescin at subinhibitory concentration (sub-MIC) enhances susceptibility of Candida glabrata clinical isolates to nystatin
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 845-851 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv035
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Seyyed Amin Ayatollahi Mousavi and Abdolhasan Kazemi
In vitro and in vivo antidermatophytic activities of some Iranian medicinal plants
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 852-859 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv032
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Keiko Wakumoto-Nakashima, Nanako Yamada, Shinichi Morino, and Osamu Yamamoto
Novel in vivo observations on double acting points of luliconazole on Trichophyton rubrum: an ultrastructural study
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 860-867 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv058
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Chen Zhang, Guang-Sheng Lei, Chao-Hung Lee, and Chadi A. Hage
Evaluation of two new enzyme immunoassay reagents for diagnosis of histoplasmosis in a cohort of clinically characterized patients
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 868-873 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv062
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Kathrin Tintelnot, Ferry Hagen, Chang Ok Han, Michael Seibold, Volker Rickerts, and Teun Boekhout
Editor's Choice: Pitfalls in Serological Diagnosis of Cryptococcus gattii Infections
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 874-879 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv061
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N. Jessica, R. L. Sonia, C. Rodrigo, D. F. Isabella, M.P. Tânia, C. Jeferson, B. F. Anna, and A. Sandro
Diagnostic accuracy assessment of cytopathological examination of feline sporotrichosis
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 880-884 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv038
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Short Communication

Luana Rossato, Érico S. Loreto, Tarcieli P. Venturini, Maria I. Azevedo, Carla Weiblen, Sonia A. Botton, Janio M. Santurio, and Sydney H. Alves
In vitro interaction of antifungal and antibacterial drugs against Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii before and after capsular induction
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 885-889 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv059
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Mónika Homa, László Galgóczy, Eszter Tóth, Liliána Tóth, Tamás Papp, Muthusamy Chandrasekaran, Shine Kadaikunnan, Naiyf S. Alharbi, and Csaba Vágvölgyi
In vitro antifungal activity of antipsychotic drugs and their combinations with conventional antifungals against Scedosporium and Pseudallescheria isolates
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 890-895 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv064
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Letters to the Editor

Antoine Huguenin, Aurélie Lorot, Dominique Zachar, Oriane Dudez, Alexandre Mzabi, Emilie Dupuis, Véronique Lehrter, Jean-Claude Merol, Isabelle Villena, Jérôme Depaquit, and Dominique Toubas
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight identification of Schizophyllum commune: perspectives on the review by Chowdhary et al.
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 896-897 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv031
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Anuradha Chowdhary, Pradeep Kumar Singh, and Shallu Kathuria
Reply to “Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight identification of Schizophyllum commune: Perspectives on the review by Chowdhary et al.”
Med Mycol (November 2015) 53 (8): 898-899 doi:10.1093/mmy/myv077
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