ISHAM NEWS! (05-08-2013)

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The ISHAM website now has been enriched with a series of articles on the history of medical mycology, from ancient times until today, written by Luciano Polonelli. This large overview can be found here.

Thanks to hard work of oa. members of the ISHAM Working Group Mycetoma and the Mycetoma Research Center in Khartoum, this fungal infection is now on the WHO List of Neglected Tropical Diseases, see here. This means much recognition, and possibly facilitates for further research and therapy. For more information, see here.

A Course in Medical Mycology will be organized in Leuven, Belgium, 16-26 September, 2013. The full program can be found here; for further information, contact Katrien Lagrou.

A short report of the 5th Congress of Asia Pacific Society for Medical Mycology (2013 APSMM), held in Chendu, China, June 19-21, 2013, can be found here.

The 6 th Advances Against Aspergillosis will be held from 27 February – 1 March, 2014 in Madrid, Spain ( The program will once again include an equal mix of clinical and basic science research, diagnostic advances, and new treatment strategies. Scholarships are available to those from developing countries. Strongly recommended for everyone working with Aspergillus.

The 9th International Conference on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 15-19 May, 2014. This major event is a must for everyone working in this area. Full information can be found here. The congress will be preceded by an Educational Symposium on Yeast Infections under auspices of ECMM; for information, click here.

For the website of the ISHAM Working Group Clinical Fusarium, click here. There you will find an announcement of a Workshop on clinical Fusarium and fusariosis, to be organized in Coimbatore, India, 9 January, 2014, as a satellite of the SIHAM Meeting, 10-12 January, 2014.

Two new issues of Medical Mycology, vol. 51 Nos 5 and 6 have appeared and are now freely available via your ISHAM member login. For your convenience we list the contents below.

Volume 51, Number 5 (Juli 2013)

The possible role of dermatophyte cysteine dioxygenase in keratin degradation
Alena Kasperova, Jiri Kunert, Milan Raska
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 449–454.

Mixed infection caused by Lecythophora canina sp. nov. and Plectosphaerella cucumerina in a German shepherd dog
Gregory C. Troy, David L. Panciera, J. Phillip Pickett, Deanna A. Sutton, Josepa Gene, José F. Cano, Josep Guarro, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Brian L. Wickes
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 455–460.

The non-mammalian host Galleria mellonella can be used to study the virulence of the fungal pathogen Candida tropicalis and the efficacy of antifungal drugs during infection by this pathogenic yeast
Ana Cecilia Mesa-Arango, Agustina Forastiero, Leticia Bernal-Martínez, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Emilia Mellado, Oscar Zaragoza
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 461–472.

The inhibitory activity of linalool against the filamentous growth and biofilm formation in Candida albicans
Chih-Chieh Hsu, Wen-Lin Lai, Kuei-Chin Chuang, Meng-Hwan Lee, Ying-Chieh Tsai
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 473–482.

Distribution, virulence attributes and antifungal susceptibility patterns of Candida parapsilosis complex strains isolated from clinical samples
Ilknur Tosun, Zeynep Akyuz, Nejla Cebeci Guler, Dolunay Gulmez, Gulcin Bayramoglu, Nese Kaklikkaya, Sevtap Arikan-Akdagli, Faruk Aydin
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 483–492.

Dishwashers are a major source of human opportunistic yeast-like fungi in indoor environments in Mersin, Turkey
Aylin Döğen, Engin Kaplan, Zehra Öksüz, Mehmet Sami Serin, Macit Ilkit, G. Sybren de Hoog
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 493–498.

Molecular epidemiology of Italian clinical Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii isolates
Massimo Cogliati, Ralika R. Zamfirova Anna Maria Tortorano Maria Anna Viviani
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 499–506.

Investigation on mechanism of antifungal activity of eugenol against Trichophyton rubrum
Fillipe de Oliveira Pereira Juliana Moura Mendes Edeltrudes de Oliveira Lima
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 507–513.

Identification of dermatophytes by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Sophie de Respinis, Mauro Tonolla, Sigrid Pranghofer>, Liliane Petrini, Orlando Petrini, Philipp P. Bosshard
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 514–521.

Epidemiology of visceral mycoses in autopsy cases in Japan: the data from 1989 to 2009 in the Annual of Pathological Autopsy Cases in Japan
Yuhko Suzuki, Hikaru Kume, Tomiteru Togano, Yuhsaku Kanoh, Hitoshi Ohto
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 522–526.

The association between the interleukin-10 cytokine and CC chemokine ligand 5 polymorphisms and mycetoma granuloma formation
Najwa A. Mhmoud, Ahmed H. Fahal, Wendy W. J. van de Sande
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 527–533.

Pulmonary sporotrichosis: case series and systematic analysis of literature on clinico-radiological patterns and management outcomes
Ar Kar Aung, Bing Mei Teh, Christopher McGrath, Philip J. Thompson
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 534–544.

The aspHS gene as a new target for detecting Aspergillus fumigatus during infections by quantitative real-time PCR
Ana Abad-Diaz-De-Cerio, Jimena V. Fernandez-Molina, Andoni Ramirez-Garcia, Javier Sendino, Fernando L. Hernando,> Javier Pemán, Javier Garaizar, Aitor Rementeria
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 545–554. 

Azole-resistant Candida albicans from a wild Brazilian porcupine (Coendou prehensilis): a sign of an environmental imbalance?
D. S. C. M. Castelo-Branco, R. S. N. Brilhante, M. A. N. Paiva, C. E. C. Teixeira, E. P. Caetano, J. F. Ribeiro, R. A. Cordeiro, J. J. C. Sidrim, A. J. Monteiro, M. F. G. Rocha
Medical Mycology Jul 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5: 555–560.

Volume 51, Number 6 (August 2013)

Genetic diversity of Pneumocystis jirovecii strains based on sequence variation of different DNA region
Mohamed Ali Jarboui, Fatma Mseddi, Hayet Sellami, Amira Sellami, Fatma Makni, Ali Ayadi
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 561–567.

Dihydropteroate synthase mutations in Pneumocystis pneumonia: impact of applying different definitions of prophylaxis, mortality endpoints and mutant in a single cohort
Christina Yoon, Anuradha Subramanian, Amy Chi, Kristina Crothers, Steven R. Meshnick, Steve M. Taylor, Charles B. Beard, Leah G. Jarlsberg, Gena G. Lawrence, Melissa Avery, Alexandra Swartzman, Serena Fong, Brenna Roth, Laurence Huang
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 568–575.

PCR test for Microsporum canis identification
Anna Brillowska-Dabrowska, Ewelina MichaŁek, Ditte Marie Lindhardt Saunte, Sanne SØgaard Nielsen, Maiken Cavling Arendrup
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 576–579.

Identification of the Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex species using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
Ann Packeu, Marijke Hendrickx, Hugues Beguin, Delphine Martiny, Olivier Vandenberg, Monique Detandt
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 580–585.

Microsatellite typing of Aspergillus flavus in patients with various clinical presentations of aspergillosis
Inès Hadrich, Sourour Neji, Inès Drira, Houwaida Trabelsi, Nedia Mahfoud, Stéphane Ranque, Fattouma Makni, Ali Ayadi
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 586–591.

Prolyl endopeptidase activity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid: a novel diagnostic biomarker in a guinea pig model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
Kalyani Jambunathan, Douglas S. Watson, Laura K. Najvar, Nathan P. Wiederhold, William R. Kirkpatrick, Thomas F. Patterson, David S. Askew, Krishna Kodukula, Amit K. Galande
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 592–602.

Distribution of the different species of the Pseudallescheria boydii/Scedosporium apiospermum complex in French patients with cystic fibrosis
Rachid Zouhair, Amandine Rougeron, Bienvenue Razafimandimby, Abdessamad Kobi, Jean-Philippe Bouchara, Sandrine Giraud
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 603–613.

Auxarthron ostraviense sp. nov., and A. umbrinum associated with non-dermatophytic onychomycosis
Vit Hubka, Stanislava Dobiasova, Pavlina Lyskova, Nada Mallatova, Jana Chlebkova, Magdalena Skorepova, Alena Kubatova, Radim Dobias, Milada Chudickova, Miroslav Kolarik
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 614–624.

The role of leukotriene B4 in early stages of experimental paracoccidioidomycosis induced in phenotypically selected mouse strains
Helanderson A. Balderramas, Orlando G. Ribeiro, Ângela M. V. C. Soares, Silvio L. Oliveira
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 625–634.

Susceptibility profile of clinical and environmental isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Leonardo Andrade-Silva, Kennio Ferreira-Paim, Delio Jose Mora, Paulo Roberto Da Silva, , Anderson Assunção Andrade, Natalia Evelyn Araujo, André Luiz Pedrosa, Mario León Silva-Vergara
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 635–640.

Galectin-3 plays an important role in protection against disseminated candidiasis
Jennifer R. Linden, Monique E. De Paepe, Sonia S. Laforce-Nesbitt, Joseph M. Bliss
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 641–651.

An extraction method of positive blood cultures for direct identification of Candida species by Vitek MS matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry
Rose-Anne Lavergne, Pamela Chauvin, Alexis Valentin, Judith Fillaux, Christine Roques-Malecaze, Sylvie Arnaud, Sandie Menard, Jean-François Magnaval, Antoine Berry, Sophie Cassaing, Xavier Iriart
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 652–656.

Molecular identification and distribution profile of Candida species isolated from Iranian patients
Rasoul Mohammadi, Hossein Mirhendi, Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Mohammad Ghahri, Mohammad Reza Shidfar, Nilufar Jalalizand, Koichi Makimura
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 657–663.

Cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis caused by Purpureocillium lilacinum in an immunocompetent patient: case report and review
Fatma Saghrouni, Wafa Saidi, Zeineb ben Said, Soukeina Gheith, Moncef ben Said, Stéphane Ranque, Mohamed Denguezli
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 664–668.

Infection trials in mice suggest that Macrorhabdus ornithogaster is not capable of growth in mammals
Yasuko Hanafusa, Enrica Costa, David N. Phalen
Medical Mycology Aug 2013, Vol. 51, No. 6: 669–672.

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