ESCMID and ECMM joint guidelines on diagnosis and management of hyalohyphomycosis: Fusarium spp., Scedosporium spp. and others
The overall aim of this guidance is to address the difficulties in managing and diagnosing invasive fungal infections due to hyalohyphomycetes. The objectives of the guidelines are to:
- Recommend approaches and practical tools for education and training of healthcare professionals in managing invasive fungal infections due to hyalophyphomycetes.
- Present practical considerations that should be taken into account when dealing with fungal infections.
The guideline covers epidemiology, clinical spectrum, diagnosis and therapy, mainly for species associated with the genera Fusarium and Scedosporium. The guidelines presented herein are limited to invasive infections caused by these fungi. For diagnosis and treatment recommendations, tables list the scientific evidence. Recommendations for various patients at risk are weighted differently based on available literature.