The Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis provides useful and concise information for microbiologists and professionals diagnosing the most medically relevant fungal species. Cellular and molecular techniques, immunological methods, and more accurate microscopy equipment available in most mycology laboratories now make diagnosis more routine. Furthermore, information regarding medical mycology, including identification of specific fungal pathogens, is widely available. This book helps mycologists address the emerging challenges of diagnosis.

Key Features

  • Succinct summary of fungal disease diagnosis
  • Includes opportunistic fungal infections that can afflict immunocompromised patients
  • Permits the identification of common fungal pathogens
  • Reviews antifungal drugs

Related Titles

Ghannoum, M. A. & John R. Perfect, eds. Antifungal Therapy, 2nd ed. (ISBN 978-1-4987-6814-6)
Miyaji, M., ed. Animal Models in Medical Mycology (ISBN 978-1-3158-9059-3)
Razzaghi-Abyaneh, M., M. Shams-Ghahfarokhi and M. Rai, eds. Medical Mycology: Current Trends and Future Prospects (ISBN 978-1-4987-1421-1)

chapter 1|23 pages

Mycological DiagnosisGeneral Principles

ByRossana de Aguiar Cordeiro

chapter 2|10 pages

Antifungal Drugs and Susceptibility Testing of Fungi

ByDébora de Souza Colares Maia Castelo-Branco, Glaucia Morgana de Melo Guedes, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha

chapter 3|9 pages

Candida spp.

BySilviane Praciano Bandeira, Glaucia Morgana de Melo Guedes, Débora de Souza Colares Maia Castelo-Branco

chapter 4|7 pages


ByLuciana Trilles, Márcia dos Santos Lazéra, Bodo Wanke

chapter 5|6 pages


ByJoão Nobrega de Almeida Júnior

chapter 6|9 pages


ByReginaldo Gonçalves de Lima-Neto, Danielle Patrícia Cerqueira Macêdo, Ana Maria Rabelo de Carvalho, Carolina Maria da Silva, Rejane Pereira Neves

chapter 7|6 pages

Rhodotorula spp.

ByRejane Pereira Neves, Ana Maria Rabelo de Carvalho, Carolina Maria da Silva, Danielle Patrícia Cerqueira Macêdo, Reginaldo Gonçalves de Lima-Neto

chapter 8|13 pages


ByGermana Costa Paixão, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha, Débora de Souza Colares Maia Castelo-Branco, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, José Júlio Costa Sidrim

chapter 9|7 pages

Aspergillus spp.

ByReginaldo Gonçalves de Lima-Neto, Patrice Le Pape, Rejane Pereira Neves

chapter 10|7 pages


ByRejane Pereira Neves, André Luiz Cabral Monteiro de Azevedo Santiago, Reginaldo Gonçalves de Lima-Neto

chapter 11|15 pages

Sporothrix spp.

ByAnderson Messias Rodrigues, Rosane Orofino-Costa, Zoilo Pires de Camargo

chapter 12|9 pages

Histoplasma capsulatum

ByRosely Maria Zancopé-Oliveira, Claudia Vera Pizzini, Marcos de Abreu Almeida, Rodrigo de Almeida Paes

chapter 13|10 pages

Paracoccidioides Complex

ByZoilo Pires de Camargo, Anderson Messias Rodrigues

chapter 14|9 pages


ByRossana de Aguiar Cordeiro

chapter 15|6 pages

Pneumocystis jirovecii

ByRosely Maria Zancopé-Oliveira, Fernando Almeida-Silva, Rodrigo de Almeida Paes, Mauro de Medeiros Muniz