Animal models to study mucormycosis.

Jacobsen ID (2019) Animal models to study mucormycosis. J Fungi (Basel) 5(2), 27. (Review) PubMed Open Access PDF

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare but often fatal or debilitating infection caused by a diverse group of fungi. Animal models have been crucial in advancing our knowledge of mechanisms influencing the pathogenesis of mucormycoses, and to evaluate therapeutic strategies. This review describes the animal models established for mucormycosis, summarizes how they have been applied to study mucormycoses, and discusses the advantages and limitations of the different model systems.

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doi: 10.3390/jof5020027 PMID: 30934788