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Fungal infections – the last 30 years

The prevalence of fungal infections has increased significantly over the past 30 years. During that time there has also been a major change in both the nature of the pathogenic fungi responsible for common dermatoses and the availability of effective treatment. Additionally, with the rising prevalence of immunosuppression over the past three decades, both as a result of long-term treatment options now available and as a consequence of the emergence of HIV disease, opportunistic infections are no longer rare, and clinicians need to be alert to such atypical presentations.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(4): 16–18
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