Fusarium, clinical relevance and mass spectrometry methods for identification, using strains of the Belgian fungal culture collection BCCM/IHEM

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Dissertation

English

SCIENSANO

Abstract:

A correct identification of mold species causing human infections is of the utmost importance since treatment may differ depending on the infecting species. However, this is still a challenge in the current clinical practice, relying upon a morphological examination of a cultured isolate. In the first part of this PhD the focus was on Fusarium, a mold genus causing a wide variety of opportunistic human infections. In order to study the clinically relevant species diversity, the more than 300 Fusarium strains in the Belgian fungal culture collection BCCM/IHEM, mostly isolated from patients, …

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