Oral Abstract Session:
206. Fungal Infections
Saturday, October 5, 2013: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 300

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

Topical Category: P2. Fungal studies (natural history and therapeutic)

Tracks: Adult ID

Moderator:  Susan Hadley, MD, FIDSA, Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine


2:00 PM
A Prospective Observational Study of Symptomatic Patients with Mild-Moderate Primary Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis
Janis Blair, MD ; Yu-Hui Chang, PhD ; Meng-Ru Cheng ; Shimon Kusne, MD ; Maria Teresa Seville, MD ; Holenarasipur R. Vikram, MD, FACP ; Robert Orenstein, DO ; Laszlo Vaszar, MD ; Stanford Ho, MD ; James Parish, MD

2:15 PM
Coccidioidal Meningitis, Clinical and Therapeutic Challenges in a Single Institution
Brian Beck, MD ; Ana Moran, MD ; Yashar Kalani, MD, PhD ; Kris Smith ; Nicholas Theodore, MD ; Peter Nakaji, MD ; Marie Grill, MD ; Omar Gonzalez, MD

2:30 PM
Factors Associated with Need for Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting in Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis
John Baddley, MD, MSPH ; George R. Thompson III, MD ; Benjamin Klausing ; Kyle Brizendine, MD ; Carrie Huisingh, MSPH ; Stephen A. Moser, PhD ; Peter Pappas, MD

2:45 PM
Cryptococcal Disease is Associated with Low Incidence but High Mortality in Patients with Cirrhosis
E Chandler Church, BSPH ; L.W. Preston Church, MD ; Dannah Wray, MD

3:00 PM
Elevation of AST to ALT Ratio in Disseminated Histoplasmosis as Compared to Local Disease and Other Endemic Fungi
Andrej Spec, MD ; Christopher Barrios, MD ; Usama Ahmad, MD ; Laurie Proia, MD

3:15 PM
Phenotypic differences of Cryptococcus gattii genotypes:  implications for virulence in a Drosophila model of infection
George R. Thompson III, MD ; Nathaniel Albert, BS ; Greg Hodge, PhD ; Jane Sykes, DVM ; Derek Bays ; Carolina Firacative ; Wieland Meyer ; Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, MD, ScD, FIDSA

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S. Hadley, None

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