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Immunology Corner

Fungal Infections and Immune Deficiency

Rachna Shanbhag, Sagar Bhattad

Keywords : Candida, Fungi, Immune deficiency, STAT1, STAT3

Citation Information : Shanbhag R, Bhattad S. Fungal Infections and Immune Deficiency. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (2):83-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1304

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Fungal infections, also called mycoses, are important causes of mortality and morbidity in humans. Compromised immunity is the most important predisposing factor for clinically significant fungal infections. In this paper, the antifungal immune defense has been discussed and a simplified approach to immune deficiencies with increased susceptibility to fungi has been provided.


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