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Deep-seated fungal diseases in the South Pacific, especially in New Caledonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9610130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The main deep-seated fungal diseases and their encountered pathology in New Caledonia and other islands of the South Pacific are reviewed (1970-96). Cryptococcosis is encountered in all islands of the South Pacific, Australia and Papua New Guinea, with a predominance of variety gattii, which is associated with some species of Eucalyptus. Histoplasmosis is not uncommon, and there was an epidemic in New Caledonia in 1994 among people who had visited a bat-inhabited cave. Mycetomas, in particular presenting as pale granules in tissues, are encountered in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and French Polynesia. Other fungal infections, such as zygomycosis, sporotrichosis (three cases) and chromomycosis (six cases) are rarely observed in New Caledonia.
D Monchy; M R Huerre; C de Bièvre
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0933-7407     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:    1998 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-23     Completed Date:  1998-06-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut Pasteur de Nouvelle Calédonie, Nouméa, New Caledonia, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Australia / epidemiology
Mycoses / epidemiology*
New Caledonia / epidemiology
Pacific Islands / epidemiology
Papua New Guinea / epidemiology

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