Jurnal Respirologi Indonesia
Vol 39, No 3 (2019)

Pulmonary Mycoses in Indonesia: Current Situations and Future Challenges

Anna Rozaliyani (Universitas Indonesia)
Anwar Jusuf (Universitas Indonesia)
Priyanti ZS (Universitas Indonesia)
Erlina Burhan (Universitas Indonesia)
Diah Handayani (Universitas Indonesia)
Henie Widowati (Universitas Trisakti)
Satria Pratama (Universitas Indonesia)
Findra Setianingrum (Universitas Indonesia)

Article Info

Publish Date
03 Jul 2019


Cases of pulmonary mycosis or pulmonary fungal diseases continues to increase in frequency along with the expanding population with impaired immune systems, including patients with pre-existing pulmonary diseases. Changing profile of underlying diseases might cause altering diseases profile as well. In previous decades, Pneumocystis pneumonia was the most common pulmonary mycosis in HIV-infected patients. As the increasing number of TB cases, pulmonary malignancy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and certain chronic diseases, other pulmonary mycoses also increase such as chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and other filamentous fungal infection. Furthermore, the airborne fungal particles of Aspergillus and other fungi could seriously worsen asthma or allergic respiratory diseases. In low- and middle-income countries, including Indonesia, lack of diagnostic facilities may lead to inadequate treatment. It will contribute to poor clinical outcomes with high mortality rates. The awareness among clinicians and other health workers of this epidemiology changes is the important step in early diagnosis and better managemenet of pulmonary mycosis in the future. (J Respir Indo. 2019; 39(3): 210-4)

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Jurnal Respirologi Indonesia (JRI) is an online and printed scientific publication of the Indonesian Society of Respirology (ISR). The journal is published thrice-monthly within a year (January, April, July and October). The journal is focused to present original article, article review, and case ...