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ISSN: 2641-1652

Current Trends in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review article(ISSN: 2641-1652)

Fungal Infections in Gastroenterology

Volume 1 - Issue 3

Michael AB Naafs MD*

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    • MD, Endocrinologist, Health Consultant at Naafs, International Health Consultancy, Rhodoslaan, Oldenzaal, The Netherlands

    *Corresponding author: Michael AB Naafs, Dutch Internist Endocrinologist, Health Consultant at Naafs, International Health Consultancy, Rhodoslaan 20,7577KN, Oldenzaal, The Netherlands

Received: August 13, 2018;   Published: August 20, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CTGH.2018.01.000114

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Abstract

Fungal infections are increasing in gastroenterology. Cirrhotic patients, liver transplantation recipients, and patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are vulnerable to these infections. The origin of these fungal infections is frequently the GI tract. The advent of sequencing technology can identify now previously unculturable fungi. Dysbiosis of the mycobiome and microbiome can uncheck normal commensal fungi and turn pathogenic by largely unknown mechanisms Resistance to antifungals is becoming a global problem. New antifungals are in development and they are badly needed. In this mini-review the enteric mycobiota and fungal infections in GI disease are discussed.

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