Course: Opportunistic Fungi in the Immunocompromised Patient
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Welcome to the Web version of the CME course entitled "Opportunistic Fungi in the Immunocompromised Patient".

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  3. Test taking and evaluation form completion can be done on-line, however you will need to mail test results and accompanying forms via the US Postal service. Instructions will be provided in forms generated at completion of test.

Table of Contents

The Changing Face of the Fungal Kingdom   Begin Course Here!
   Factors Influencing the Emergence of Opportunistic Fungal Infections
   The Susceptible Host
   The Rise in Nosocomial Infections

Epidemiology of Fungal Infection and Disease
   Interactions between Agent, Host, and Environment
   The Agent
   The Environment
   The Host
      Immune Response Systems
   At-Risk Populations
      The Cancer Patient
      Bone-Marrow Transplant Recipients
      Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients
      HIV-Infected Individuals
   Spotting the Patient at High Risk
   Timetable of Infection

Detection of Fungal Infections
   Overview of Current Methodologies
      Microscopic Examination of Clinical Specimens
      Culture-Based Methods
      Serologic Methods
      Imaging Techniques
   Specific Challenges to Laboratory Diagnosis
      Invasive Aspergillus
      Invasive Candidiasis

Therapeutic Approaches to Fungal Disease
   Amphotericin B
   Lipid Formulations of Amphotericin B
      Clinical Experience
   Azole Antifungal Agents
   New Azoles Undergoing Clinical Trials
   Echinocandin/Pneumocandin Agents

Strategies to Control Infection
   Strategies to Enhance Host Defences

List of Tables
List of Figures
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Course Number: V035B.043001

This CME Expires on July 1, 2003; no tests will be accepted after this date.

This course is accredited by The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education

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